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(Studio: Martin Savidge) Breaking news on a terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya reported; scenes shown from Nairobi; details given about the claim of responsibility from the extremist Al Shabab militant group. [On the phone, voice of CNN producer Lillian LEPOSO- describes what is happening now; comments on the people trapped inside; talks about mall security.] [Voices of witnesses Zulobia KASSAM, several PEOPLE, CNN anchor Zain VERJEE– describe what they saw & heard.] Live discussion held with military analyst retired Lt. Col. Rick Francona about Al Shabab and their connection to Al Qaeda. [From Washington, FRANCONA – says it’s a very disorganized group and this makes them dangerous; says they’re going after their own interests in Somalia; explains why they chose this soft target and not the Kenyan military; says they’d like the Kenyans to stop working with the US; comments on security vs. commerce.]
- Savidge, Martin
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