Fresh firing heard in Nairobi mall, Muslim leaders condemn attack

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Nairobi, Sept 24: Fresh firing was heard in the Westgate Shopping mall on Tuesday even as the Kenyan authorities claimed that the commercial centre had been freed from the terrorists and all hostages were rescued. Over 60 people were killed while over 200 were injured in the deadliest terror attack the east African nation has witnessed since 1998.

Meanwhile, Muslim leaders from across the world have strongly condemned the terror attack by Somalia-based terror outfit Al-Shabaab, which has its links with Al-Qaeda, saying those who carried out such barbaric acts do not represent any religion or faith.

Muslim leaders condemned the attacks, said they speak against Islam

They said Islam never speaks in favour of such ruthless killings of innocent people, including women and children. Reports said the terrorists were picking up non-Muslims only for execution.

Muslim organisations said the Al-Shabaab militants were trying to create sectarian division in Kenya in the name of Islam. They wanted the Kenyan government to pursue a robust anti-terror policy.

Shooting at the mall

Red Cross paramedics lie down outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi during heavy shooting on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Kenya's worst disaster since 1998

Heavy smoke billows out from the Westgate mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday, September 23, 2013. Multiple large blasts rocked the mall after armed gunmen stormed into the commercial centre on Saturday, September 21.

People run for cover

People take cover outside the Westgate mall in Nairobi during heavy shooting on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Kenyans rise to the occasion

Kenyans line up to donate blood to victims injured in Sunday's terrorist attack on a shopping mall at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Armymen take position

Armed police crouch down and take position during a gun battle outside the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Anti-terror operation

An armed police officer takes cover during a bout of gunfire outside the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Armed personnel outside the shopping mall

Armed special forces aim their weapons at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Nairobi terror attack

A injured child is wheeled away on a shopping trolley outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

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