Nairobi's Westgate mall, with its designer shops and restaurants, has become a symbol of Kenya's rising prosperity. On Saturday, September 21, it became the scene of one of the most chilling attacks in East Africa's history, claiming the lives of at least 69 people.
An image grab taken from footage shot by AFPTV's Nichole Sobecki shows a member of the Kenyan security forces taking position inside a shopping mall following an attack by masked gunmen in Nairobi on September 21, 2013.
Nairobi-based AFPTV journalist Nichole Sobecki was the only television journalist able to gain access to the Westgate mall, just after the attack started. Following is her account of the horrific events:
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