World News 22/9/2013

11:30 UTC

PAKISTAN: Two suicide bombings have killed up to 60 people, according to hospital officials, at a church in Peshawar.

KENYA: Gunfire has continued in the Westgate shopping mall 24 hours after the conflict began. 59 people are suspect dead, 10-15 gunmen are thought to still be inside with 7 hostages.

Somali militant group al-Shabab took responsibility and Kenyan police forces and army are still sweeping the shopping mall trying to flush them out. There are as many as 4,000 Kenyan troops in the south of Somalia working as peacekeepers since 2011.

SRI LANKA: Tamil party have won a landslide victory in the first semi-autonomous council election since the devastating decades of ethnic civil war. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) got 30 out of a total 38 available seats.

The Sri Lankan government, which is Sinhalese majority, held the election after increased international pressure. There were reports of voter intimidation and harassment by Sinhalese police or security forces. 

Photo: Azzam Ameen from Twitter
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