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Al-Shabab threatens to kill hostages held in Nairobi mall

Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. Somali Al-Shabab militants have threated to kill hostages they are holding in a Nairobi shopping mall as K
Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. Somali Al-Shabab militants have threated to kill hostages they are holding in a Nairobi shopping mall as Kenyan troops move to end their siege, their spokesman said on Monday. -- PHOTO: AP 

MOGADISHU (AFP) - Somali Al-Shabab militants have threated to kill hostages they are holding in a Nairobi shopping mall as Kenyan troops move to end their siege, their spokesman said on Monday.

"We authorise the mujahedeen inside the building to take actions against the prisoners as much as they are pressed," Ali Mohamud Rage said in a statement posted on an Islamist website.