Eyewitness, Abdulaziz
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'I was running for my life'

A man who escaped from a gun battle in a Nairobi shopping mall tells reporters one of the gunmen left the scene with the crowds.

The Somali militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for shootings inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi that has left dozens dead, the BBC has learned.

Al-Shabab, which has links to al-Qaeda, said the attack was in response to Kenya's presence in Somalia, where its troops have been fighting the militants since 2011.

Eyewitness, Abdulaziz, - who escaped from the shopping mall - told reporters that he saw a gunman leaving the scene with the crowds.

  • 21 Sep
  • From the section Africa