Attackers defeated in mall siege, Kenya's president says
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- Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 15:03
- Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
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Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Three floors of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi collapsed during efforts to clear terrorists who had laid siege to the building for four days, trapping bodies inside, President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a televised address Tuesday.
Five of the gunmen were killed in the fighting, Kenyatta said. Eleven other people had been arrested over possible connections to the attack, which left 61 civilians and six security officers dead, 62 people in the hospital and Kenya's reputation as a bulwark of African stability in tatters.