San Diegan injured in Kenya mall attack

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SAN DIEGO – A former San Diego resident was one of the about 175 people wounded in the attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left nearly 68 dead and 30 held hostage.

Elaine Dang, 26, a Torrey Pines High School graduate, was working as a general manager for “Eat Out Kenya” and meeting coworkers at the Westgate Shopping Mall when the violence broke out Saturday, 10News reported.

Twitter @eladang posted picture of herself after attackDang reached out to friends and family through Twitter.

“I am recovering. Thank you for all the love and support — in Kenya and overseas. Terrorism knows no religion,” Dang tweeted.

A photo of Dang in a hospital bed with her head wrapped in bandages was also posted.

A Facebook message from Eat Out Kenya said in part “Members of our team who were at the Mall are all stable and being looked after. We have lost friends today and pray for the hostage situation to end.”

No Americans were killed in the attack that apparently targeted non-Muslims, although several were among the wounded, according to CNN. Extremist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, the national news agency reported.


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