NAIROBI: A story of British heroism in the deadly Muslim terrorist attack

Former Royal Marine with a handgun saved 100 lives as Muslim savages slaughtered, mutilated, and sexually abused terrorized shoppers. The Marine is said to have returned to the building 12 more times to rescue people, despite intense gunfire.

The Marine helps two women to safety. His identity has been protected for security reasons
The Marine helps two women to safety. His identity has been protected for security reasons

UK Daily Mail   A former Marine emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives. He was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by Islamists on Saturday. With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two women from the complex. A friend in Nairobi said: ‘What he did was so heroic. He was having coffee with friends when it happened.

His story emerged as sporadic gunfire continued to ring out from inside the mall early today as Kenyan security forces battled Al Qaeda-linked terrorists into a fourth day. Despite Kenyan police assurances that they had taken control of the building, a security expert with contacts inside the mall said at least 10 hostages were still being held by a band of attackers, possibly as many as 13.

Sources said the soldier was in the Royal Marine and now lives in Kenya. He cannot be named for security reasons. The British military regularly train and operate out of Kenya, and have been involved in tracking UK citizens involved with hardline Islamists in Somalia and Yemen. Former members work with both the UK and Kenyan governments and security firms across East Africa.

Back to the bad news:

• Kenya mall terrorists ‘burnt victims’ faces and cut off their hands to prevent identification’ as reports emerge of woman hostage being sexually abused at gunpoint

• Militants piled bodies up by main door to slow progress of rescue team

• One security officer said the mall had been turned into ‘an abattoir’ within half an hour as gunmen went on the rampage.

• Woman ‘shot in shoulder and sexually assaulted in front of young hostages

• Witness says adults acted like ‘animals’ by climbing on children to escape

UK Daily Mail (h/t Maria J)