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Gunmen took phone calls, stopped to pray during Nairobi mall attack

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
October 17th, 2013
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The brutal terrorist gunmen who held the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, shows the ruthless killers taking phone calls and a moment or two for prayer. Shocking closed circuit TV footage depicts the single-mindedness and callousness of the ruthless killers, responsible for the deaths of dozens last month.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Silent footage of the September 21st attack shows the horrified reactions of shoppers from the initial beginning of the four-day ordeal. Gunmen shoot randomly, in a melee that cost the lives of 67 people innocent.

Only four gunmen are sen in the footage. It is not known if the four gunmen escaped or will killed during rescue operations.

Kenyans that saw the internet link chose not to watch it. "It is time to move on," one woman said.

"We have heard witnesses talking about it but this was the first time I felt the reality of the horror myself," said another woman after watching.

Kenyans want to know who released the footage and why. There has been no official information given out during the investigation.

In the footage, shoppers in one store are shown going about their business. Thy then turn around in unison as they quickly become aware of the situation. Many run to the back of the shop, one man scooping up his child as he goes.

Headscarf around his head, weapons about his body, one gunman walks nonchalantly into the shop behind them, stopping to shoot a man trying to hide before walking on.

The wounded man pulls himself up, tries to summon help - only for another gunman to appear on the scene, who went on in unseen footage to shoot him dead.

In other footage, fleeing shoppers throw themselves to the floor at the mall concourse, trying to scramble away as bullets scream past them.

A mother and her two children are shown wheeling an injured child away in a trolley in the mall's supermarket. An injured teenager follows behind them, her hands in the air as a gunman directs her where to go. These hostages made it out alive according to CNN.

The four apparently gunmen are also shown in a storage area, taking turns to kneel and pray. In other scenes, they walk through a supermarket, talking on their phones - possibly taking instructions from outside.

The exact number of victims and attackers involved in the Westgate siege remain unconfirmed, and a parliamentary investigation is in progress.

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