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Police response to Kenyan mall attack draws criticism

Nairobi, Kenya

pOLICE rESPONSE TO mALL ATTACK DRAWS CRITICISM

Many Kenyans are saying that the national security services bungled the response to a mall attack that killed more than 60 men, women and children. Police officers and soldiers could not communicate with each other — their radios were on different frequencies, Kenyan officials said. Rescuers did not have blueprints for several hours, relying instead on printouts of rough floor plans from the Westgate Mall website — that is, before it crashed after people around the world overloaded the site. Also, some of Kenya's best soldiers needed to be flown in from Somalia.

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Police response to Kenyan mall attack draws criticism 10/01/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 11:49pm]

    

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