New Delhi, 22 September (PTI): Two Indians, including an 8-year-old boy were killed and four other community members were injured in the attack by armed terrorists on an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya. While one of the victims, 40-year-old Sridhar Natarajan was working with a pharma firm, the boy Paramshu Jain was the son of a manager of the local Bank of Baroda branch, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said.
Somalia’s Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels said the carnage was in direct retaliation to Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia, where the African union’s troops are battling Islamists.
Senior police sources had described the attackers as a well-organised “terror gang” numbering around 10. The mall, popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates and part Israeli-owned, was packed with around 1,000 shoppers when it was attacked.