*(Via Newsy) – Sunday (09-21-14) marks a year since armed militants attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing close to 70 people.
At least four Al-Shabab gunmen carried out the attack, which injured more than 170, and were able to hold the mall for three days, in part due to the fractured effort from Kenyan authorities to take it back.
Al-Shabab is based in Somalia, where its fight against Somali Armed Forces has often bled over into Kenya — whose government has helped the Somali government in the past.
The U.S. has been involved in the fight against Al-Shabab with airstrikes, one of which recently killed the group’s leader Ahmed Godane. But Godane’s death doesn’t appear to have slowed the group’s activities.
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