• RSS Somali VOA

    • Mareykanka: Burcad Badeed Soomaali ah oo la Xukumay April 27, 2017
      Burcad badeed Soomaali ah ayaa inta noloshiisa ka harsan ku qaadan doona xabsi federal oo Mareykanka ku yaalla, sababo la xiriira inuu weerar ku qaaday Markab ay leeyihiin ciidamada badda Mareykanka, sanadii 2010.
    • Qarax ka Dhacay Meel u Dhow Garoonka Dimishiq April 27, 2017
      Qarax xooggan ayaa maanta ka dhacay meel u dhow garoonka diyaaradaha caalamiga ah ee magaalada Dimishiq ee dalka Syria, waxaana ka dhashay dab xooggan, ayada oo la is-weydiinayo sababta keentay.
    • Soomaalida oo Soo Dhaweeyay Go'aanka Mareykanka April 27, 2017
      Soomaalida ku nool dalka Mareykanka ayaa soo dhaweeysay go,aanki kasoo baxay Hey’adaha Socdaalka Mareykanka ee ahaa inay joojinayaan qabqabashada dadka Soomaalida ah ee sharci darrada ku jooga dalkaan Mareykanka.
    • Xasan Shire oo La Abaalmariyay April 27, 2017
      Abaalmarinta Richard C. Holbrooke Award ee sanad walbaa lagu siiyo magaalada Washington ee caasimada Mareykanka dadka bulshooyinkooda wax tara, ayaa sanadkaan waxaa la siiyey gudoomiyaha difaacayaasha xuquuqda aadanaha Africa, Xasan Shire Sheekh.
    • Mareykanka oo Joojiyey Qabashada Dadka Soomaalida April 26, 2017
      Hey’adaha socdaalka ee Mareykanka ayaa ku wargeliyay safaaradda Soomaalida inay joojinayaan qabqabashada dadka Soomaalida ee sharci darada ah oo aan guryahooda ama goobahooda shaqo loogu tagi doonin.
    • Rabshado la Xiriira Doorashada oo ka Dhacay Kenya April 26, 2017
      Dalka Kenya ayaa waxaa laga cabsi qabaa inay ku fidaan rabshado goos goos ah oo la xiriira doorashooyinka  mudadoodu soo dhawaatay ee la filayo inay dalkaas ka dhacaan.
    • Ciidamada Kenya iyo Ethiopia oo Xadgudubyo Lagu Eedeeyey April 26, 2017
      Warbixin ay qortay qeybta ilaalinta rayidka ee hay'adaha gargaarka ee ka hawlaga Soomaaliya ayaa ku eedeenaysa ciidamada Kenya iyo Itoobiya iyo kuwa AMISOM in hawklgalladooda Soomaaliya ay xadgudub ku yihiin mabaadi’da bani'aadannimada.
    • Wareysi: La-taliyaha Amniga Qaranka Madaxweyne Farmaajo April 26, 2017
      Xuseen Macalin Maxamud (Damuumaaye) oo ah la-taliyaha Amniga Qaranka ee Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya ayaa maanta faah faahin ka bixiyay Qorshaha Amniga Qaranka Soomaaliyeed.
    • Hiiraan: Dagaal Dhexmaray Al-Shabaab iyo Ciidamada Ethiopia April 26, 2017
      Ciidamada Ethiopia iyo Al-Shabaab ayaa maalintii labaad waxaa uu dagaal goos goos ah ku dhexmarayaa deegaano ku yaalla inta u dhaxeysa magaalada Baledweyne iyo deegaanka Halgan.
    • Boosaaso: Shan Qof oo Qaraxyo Watay oo la Qabtay April 26, 2017
      Taliska qeybta booliska ee gobolka Bari ee Puntland ayaa maanta Shir jaraa’id oo ay ku qabteen magaaladda Boosaaso ku soo bandhigay 5 nin oo la sheegay inay wateen waxyaabaha qarxa.
    • Trump oo Maanta Shaacinaya Qorshe Canshuur Dhimis April 26, 2017
      Filashada qorshaha canshuur dhimista loo sameynayo shirkadaha waa weyn iyo shaqsiyaadka ee madaxweyne Donald Trump ayaa sare u qaaday qiimaha suuqyada saamiyada Mareykanka shalay iyo kuwa qaaradda Asia, xalay.
    • Warbixin: Baarlamanka oo Su'aal Ka Keenay Qorshaha Dhisidda Ciidanka April 26, 2017
      Intiinnii dhageystay idaacaddayadi fiidnimo ee xaley, Guddiga Difaaca ee Baarlamaanka Soomaaliya ayaa shaley dood ka keenay qorshaha difaaca qaran ee lagu dhisayo ciidamada Soomaaliya.
    • Guddiga Difaaca BF oo Diiday Qorshaha Dhismaha Ciidanka April 25, 2017
      Guddiga difaaca ee baarlamanka Soomaaliya ayaa kasoo horjeestay qorshaha dhismaha ciidamada qaran ee Soomaaliya ee dhowaan ay isku raaceen dowladda federaalka iyo maamul goboleedyada dalka.
    • Duqeyn ka Dhacday Qeybo ka Mid ah Gedo April 25, 2017
      Wararka ka imanaya gobolka Gedo ayaa sheegayo in duqeyn xoogan ay oo dhowr gantaal loo adeegsaday ay ka dhacdey deegaanada War Gaduudo iyo Modaale oo hoos yimaado degmada Ceelwaaq ee gobolka Gedo.
    • Soomaaliya: Cudurka Daacuunka oo Dilay 500 oo Qof April 25, 2017
      Wasaaradda caafimaadka Soomaaliya ayaa sheegtay in ilaa 500 oo qof ay u dhinteen cudurrada  daacuunka ee ka dhashay abaaraha ka jira Soomaaliya.
    • Baydhaba: Askari Xukun Dil ah lagu Fuliyey April 25, 2017
      Maxkamadda ciidamada qalabka sidda ee Soomaaliya ayaa saaka waxay xukun toogasho ah ku fulisay askari ka tirsanaa ciidamada booliiska gaarka ah ee maamulka Koonfur Galbeed Soomaaliya.
    • Turkiga oo Fuliyey Duqeymo ka Dhan ah Kurdish-ka April 25, 2017
      Ciidamada Turkiga ayaa maanta fuliyey duqeymo ka dhan ah mucaaradka Kurdish-ka ee ku sugan waqooyiga Ciraq iyo Waqooyiga Bari ee Syria.
    • Soomaaliya oo la Wareegeysa Sugidda Amnigeeda April 25, 2017
      Mareykanka iyo Midowga Africa ayaa isku raacay inuu soo dhawaaday waqtigii Soomaaliya ay la wareegi laheyd mas'uuliyaddeeda dhinaca ammaanka.
    • Buug Laga Qoray Soomaalida Ohio iyo Minnesota April 25, 2017
      Waxaa xalay magaalada Colombus ee gobolka Ohio ee dalka Mareykanka lagu soo bandgigay buug ilaga qoray jaaliyadda Soomaaliyeed ee gobolada Ohio iyo Minnesota.
    • Obama oo Baaq u Diray Dhallinyarada April 24, 2017
      Madaxweynihii hore ee Mareykanka Barack Obama oo markii ugu horeysay dib ugu soo laabtay nolosha dadweynaha tan iyo markii uu xilka ka degay ayaa ugu baaqay da’ yarta magaalada Chicago inay u dhaqdhaqaaqan bulshada, si la mid ah isaga, inta uusan siyaasadda gelin.
  • Soo Raac

  • Sawiro Xusuus Leh

    More Photos
  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 46 other followers

  • your IP adress

    IP address
  • Archives

Kenya Mall Shooting: At Least 59 Killed, 175 Injured in ‘Senseless Act of Violence’


kfkhAt least 30 hostages remain trapped inside an upscale mall

 

 

 

in Nairobi, Kenya, More than 24 hours after unsuspecting

 

Shoppers were met with a Siege of Terror

 

 

when attackers dressed in black, wearing facemasks and vests, threw grenades and opened fire on unsuspecting crowds. Kenya’s interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Lenku said at least 59 people were killed and at least 175 others were injured in the attack.

While more than 1,000 people were rescued from the shopping center, Kenyan forces continue to swarm the mall are as a tense standoff ensues.

"The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Lenku said.

Terror at Nairobi Mall: Kenyan President Vows to Defeat Terrorists

Overnight, a senior Obama administration official confirmed to ABC News that four Americans are amongst the injured. Two victims — including one child – remain hospitalized, the official said.

Three British nationals are confirmed dead in the attack, as French and Canadian officials said that their nations each had two citizens killed.

Officials say there are at least 10 to 15 gunmen involved. Initially it was believed the gang were armed robbers but it soon became clear the attackers were targeting non-Muslims.

"The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted," said witness Elijah Kamau who was shopping in the mall.

Kenya Mall Shooting: Timeline of Events

This morning, the first and second floor of Westgate Mall have been contained, as forces work to secure the ground floor and basement of the mall, a U.S. official told ABC News.

The gunmen appear to have been "contained" by responding forces, the official said. It is unclear if some of the attackers have escaped, the official said.

Terrified shoppers and staffers who were able to make their escape described a harrowing scene to Kenyan media, which involved stepping over dead bodies on the way to safety.

The gunmen hit one of the most upscale places in Nairobi.

The Westgate Mall is a destination for Kenya’s elite. It bills itself as the city’s premier mall, boasting that it offers customers a "first world interior" and a "safe and serene environment." It was opened in 2007 and has more than 80 stores.

Somalia’s al-Qaidia-linked rebel group, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was in retaliation for the 2011 involvement of Kenyan forces in their country to fight the Islamic insurgents.

"They’re seeking to embarrass Kenya and get them to withdraw their troops," Associated Press reporter Jason Straziuso, who is currently in Nairobi, told ABC News."These hardcore terrorists know that this generates news in Europe and America."

While Kenya’s elite troops moved into position at the mall Saturday night, Straziuso said that the most important question now is how they plan to free the hostages who are held up inside.

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi suspended all U.S government temporary personnel, and told Mission personnel to shelter in place, avoid the Westgate mall area and avoid demonstrations or gatherings as the situation, according to its Facebook page.

State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said U.S. officials were closely monitoring the situation.

"We condemn this senseless act of violence that has resulted in death and injury for many innocent men, women, and children. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of all victims. We have reports of American citizens injured in the attack, and the U.S. Embassy is actively reaching out to provide assistance," Harf said in a statement.

ABC News’ Jeffrey Kofman contributed to this report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: