- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

An armed ex-Royal Marine is being credited with saving at least 100 lives during the attack by an al Qaeda offshoot on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that began Saturday.

The Dally Mail reports that the marine, who now lives in the region, is being hailed as hero for getting at least 100 people to safety.

According to the Daily Mail, the man, whose name is being withheld for security reasons, charged back into the mall 12 times.


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“Imagine going back in when you knew what was going on inside,” a friend in Nairobi told the paper. According to the source, the former solider was having coffee with friends when the attack began.

As of Tuesday, 62 people had been confirmed dead and more than 100 people wounded in the hostage situation, The Associated Press reported.