What We Know About the Nairobi Mall Attack

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  • The Fourth Day
  • Fallen Heroes
  • Claiming Responsibility
  • Taking Cover
  • Making Headway
  • Among the Dead
  • Hostages Escape
  • Scene of the Crime
  • ICC and the Deputy President
  • Two Americans and One Brit
  • Were Americans Involved?
  • The White Widow
  • A Multinational Collection
  • Helping Out
  • Running Scared
  • Firefight
  • Naming the Victims
  • The President's Nephew
  • Freedom
  • Identifying a Loved One
  • About Kenya
  • More to Come
  • Terror at the Shopping Mall

Claiming Responsibility

Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab immediately claimed responsibility and posted updates of the attack on its Twitter feed. The rebels said the attack was retaliation for Kenyan forces' 2011 push into Somalia and have threatened more attacks. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan).

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