Two Indian nationals among 39 killed in Kenyan mall massacre

Beijing, Sept. 22 (ANI): Two Indian nationals were among 39 people killed in the Kenyan mall carnage Saturday.

While one of the victims, 40-year-old Sridhar Natarajan, was working with a pharma firm, an eight-year-old boy Paramshu Jain, another victim, was the son of a manager of the local branch of an Indian bank, a spokesperson in the Indian External Affairs Ministry said.

"Four Indians, including two women and a girl, were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment," the spokesperson said.

According to Xinhua, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has in a televised address to the nation confirmed the death toll and added that Kenya had " overcome terrorist attacks before, and we will defeat them again".

Somalia's al-Qaida-linked Shebab group has claimed responsibility for the attack in which some 150 people also sustained bullet injuries as gunmen lobbed grenades and fired indiscriminately at the upscale shopping mall in Kenyan capital Nairobi. (ANI)