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British man arrested in Kenya after mall siege

Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. Kenya's military launched a major operation at the upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued "most" of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during the standoff that killed at least 68 people and injured 175.  (Associated Press)
Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. Kenya's military launched a major operation at the upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued "most" of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during the standoff that killed at least 68 people and injured 175. (Associated Press)
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Updated: 9/25/2013 5:44 am
LONDON (AP) - The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British man has been arrested in Kenya following the siege at an upscale mall that has left dozens dead.

The agency said in a statement Wednesday that British officials are ready to provide assistance to the man. Officials would not provide details about the arrest or name the man, who is believed to be in his 30s.

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper said the man was arrested Monday as he tried to board a flight from Nairobi to Turkey. The newspaper said his face was bruised and he was acting suspiciously.

A Kenyan official has said the terrorists who took over the mall included a Briton and several Americans but have provided no further details.

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FlSunRise87 - 9/25/2013 8:59 AM
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DOZENS? the next article down states "137 hostages buried in Kenya mall rubble" Does your editor check this stuff along with what's already on the site before it's published? I loyally watch your morning news every day with promises of "accurate" "straight to the point information".. well damn it! I want accurate and straight to the point.. PLEASE!
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