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Militants defeated in mall siege, Kenya’s president says

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president proclaimed victory Tuesday over the terrorists who stormed a Nairobi mall, saying security forces had ‘‘ashamed and defeated our attackers’’ following a bloody four-day siege in which dozens of civilians were killed.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said the dead included 61 civilians whose bodies have been recovered so far and six security forces, while some 175 were injured, including 62 who remain hospitalized.

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