Kenyan envoy condoles death of two Indian nationals in Nairobi mall attack

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Kenyan High Commissioner to India Florence Imisa Weche on Sunday expressed her condolence to the Indian Government after two Indian nationals were killed in an attack at a Nairobi mall.

" It is a sad occasion and I also take this opportunity to offer my condolences to the Indian government for that loss," she said.

Weche said that the Indian Government had not asked for any assistance from the Kenyan authorities but they would provide every possible support.

Two Indians, including an 8-year-old boy, were among 39 killed in a terrorist attack at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, with dozens of hostages still trapped inside.

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.

According to the Mirror, men armed with AK47s and grenades opened fire inside the Westgate Mall in the affluent Westlands area of Nairobi, and the Al Qaeda-linked militant group Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a televised address, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said 39 people had died in the attack and 150 were injured.

He said security forces were in the process of 'neutralising the attackers and securing the mall' in what was a 'delicate' operation but that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. (ANI)