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UK: 3 British nationals killed in Kenya attack

September 22, 2013

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Foreign Office says at least three U.K. nationals were killed in the attack on a mall in Kenya’s capital and that the number is likely to rise.

Kenya’s military is still in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists Sunday, with the toll from the attack that began a day earlier at 59 dead.

The Foreign Office said next of kin of the three confirmed British victims have been informed, and warned that the number of U.K. nationals confirmed as killed is “likely to rise as further information becomes available.”

It added that Foreign Secretary William Hague has chaired a meeting of Britain’s crisis committee and sent a rapid deployment team from London to Nairobi to provide extra consular support.

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