Al Jazeera says al Shabaab claims Nairobi mall shooting

Civilians escape an area at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi
Civilians escape an area at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi September 21, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

LONDON (Reuters) - The Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera said the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab had told the channel that al Shabaab carried out an attack on a Nairobi shopping mall on Saturday.

(Writing by Kevin Liffey; Editing by Andrew Heavens)