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Boy Freed By Kenya Mall Terrorist After Calling Him a 'Bad Man'

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 06:38 PM

By David Ogul

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A 4-year-old boy who watched as his mother was shot in the leg during the siege on a mall in Kenya told a terrorist who pulled the trigger that he was a “bad man,” prompting the militant to let him and his sister leave while begging for forgiveness.

The British newspaper The Sun reported that Elliott Prior of Berkshire, England, stood up to protect his 6-year-old sister, Amelie, and his mother, Amber, who was shot during the massacre on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, CBS News reported.

“You’re a bad man, let us leave,” the boy yelled at the gunman, according to his uncle, Alex Coutts, who spoke to The Sun.

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The terrorist is said to have given the boy and his sister a couple of Mars bars, telling the family, “Please forgive me, we are not monsters.” Then he let them leave.

The New York Times said 61 civilians and six members of Kenya’s security forces were killed during the siege, in addition to five terrorists. Eleven suspects are in custody.

“Those cowards will meet justice, as will their accomplices and patrons wherever they are,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday.

The government claims the mall is under its control, but early Tuesday, the Shabab terrorist group responsible for the attack said on Twitter that some of its fighters were “still holding their ground.”

The Times said that security officials are concerned that some of the killers may have simply dropped their weapons and slipped out of the mall as civilians fled.

The mother who was shot in the leg told The Independent that she was buying some milk at the Nakumatt supermarket when the assault began. She said she hid under a meat counter with her children for some 90 minutes before the terrorists found her and shot her in the leg. Upon discovering that the woman was of French origin, the men talked about how Islam was not a bad religion.

"He told me I had to change my religion to Islam and said, 'Do you forgive us? Do you forgive us?'" the woman told The Independent. "Naturally, I was going to say whatever they wanted and they let us go."

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