News PHOTOS: Nairobi Westgate Shopping Mall Attack September 24, 2013 Staff Writer British security sources have said this morning that there is a “possibility” that Samantha Lewthwaite, the “white widow,” was involved in the attack on Westgate Shopping Centre. She is the widow of 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay. The British born mother of three is known to be in East Africa and is wanted by Kenyan police over alleged links to a terrorist cell that planned to bomb the country’s coast. Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take their position at the Westgate shopping centre on Tuesday. Al-Shabaab has claimed they are still holding a number of hostages in the mall and that two fighters are alive. Heavy gunfire was heard this morning.Picture: Noor Khamis/Reuters Four large blasts rocked Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, sending large plumes of smoke over the city’s suburbs as Kenyan military forces sought to rescue an unknown number of hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants. The explosions were followed by volleys of gunfire, then a thick, dark column of smoke. Military and police helicopters and one plane circled over the Nairobi mall, giving the affluent Westlands neighborhood the feel of a war zone.Picture: AP Photo/ Jerome Delay Smoke rises from the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi following a string of explosions during the third day of a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the buildingPicture: REUTERS/Siegfried Modola Two photo journalists take cover outside the Westgate Mall in NaorobiPicture: AP Photo/Sayyid Azim forces’ efforts the previous day to rescue the unknown number of hostages inside failed despite the military announcing that most hostages had been saved At the Oshwal Centre next to the mall, the Red Cross was using a squat concrete structure that houses a Hindu temple as a triage centre. Medical workers attended to at least two wounded Kenyan soldiers there on Monday.Picture: AP Photo/Sayyid Azim Local and foreign television crews line up behind a police cordon at the end of a street leading to the Westgate Mall in NairobiPicture: AP Photo/Ben Curtis Hundreds of people queue to donate blood to the injured victims of the attack on a shopping mall at a temporary donation centre at Uhuru Park grounds in NairobiPicture: REUTERS/Noor Khamis About Post Author Staff Writer administrator See author's posts Tags: In Pictures, top Continue Reading Previous Wife Kills Husband Over Offside RompsNext Westgate Mall Attack: Katumba Blames ADF’s Jamil Mukulu More Stories 2021 COUNTDOWN Featured News top Bukedi Region Tasks Govt to Deal with Unemployment, Resolve Rice Farming Problems November 30, 2020 Maurice Muhwezi | REDPEPPER Staff Writer News top Western KIGEZI: Boda-Boda Cyclist Murder, Motorcycle Taken November 30, 2020 Moses Agaba | REDPEPPER Correspondent Featured News top REBELIOUS? Why Minister Anite Is Pinned on NRM Campaign Stuff Recovered at Opposition Offices November 30, 2020 Brian Musaasizi | REDPEPPER Correspondent 3 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Nairobi Westgate Shopping Mall Attack” Hell to all Terrorists. Kenya will heal With share the grief and sorrow during this trying moment. Terrorism must be addressed by fire power. God have mercy on this world full of evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Comments are closed.