nairobi attack may trigger tighter security at malls worldwide
A deadly attack.
The Nairobi mall, which ended on Saturday, put the safety concerns of shopping malls around the world in the spotlight and could trigger actions to improve security to make it more visible.
\"They will obviously strengthen security,\" said Marach Kavanagh, spokesman for the international shopping center Committee of the United States. S. -
He added that he expects trade groups for mall and mall owners in the United StatesS.
After the Kenyan incident, the Government Department of Homeland Security contacted the head of corporate security at all U. S. shopping centers.
Some changes that may be made include the introduction
The police on duty entered the mall and put more
The guards dress in uniform and coordinate more closely with the local police department.
Islamist militants took hostages at a shopping mall in Nairobi on Sunday, killing at least 68 people and injuring 175 in an attack by the Somali youth party organization.
The victims included Kenyan, Dutch, British and Chinese citizens and diplomats from Canada and Ghana. Some U. S.
Although the final number of casualties is far from clear, there are still people injured.
There are several Israeli shopping malls in West Gate.
Kenyans and foreigners often visit here.
\"Shopping malls and retailers will have to spend more on security,\" Irwin Barkan, CEO of African mall developer bgi llc, said in a telephone interview in Ghana.
Property is being developed in West Africa.
\"I hope it will not be like entering the airport,\" Barkan said before heading to Nairobi for the Africa Hotel Investment Forum this week . \".
Shoppers say they don\'t want to go through this type of safety line with metal detectors and other safety machines.
After the attack on the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in WashingtonC.
In September 11, 2001, the trade organization conducted a survey of shoppers in shopping centers to find out what they think about these ideas.
\"Unless there is a direct threat, they say \'no\' in general,\" he said \'. \". U. S. counter-
Terrorist officials and experts have expressed their concerns in private for years.
Even before the September 11, 2001 attackthat U. S.
Shopping malls and other public places, including public transport systems, are vulnerable.
Juan Salat at the front White House counter
Terrorism adviser and author of the book War of the Treasury told Reuters that one of the main problems of counter-terrorism
Terrorist officials believe there may be counterfeiters of such \"soft targets.
\"Just like the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, the terrorist group is learning that they can have a strategic impact, with a focus on soft targets with significant psychological and economic impact,\" Salat said . \".
On November 2008, 10 gunmen were
During a day of killing spree in Mumbai, two luxury hotels, a train station and a Jewish center were attacked in the Indian city.
In the United States, a source from one of the biggest shopping center owners said the company has been focusing on safety and security, not just after such incidents in Kenya.
Shoppers can see some security factors, while others are invisible, the source said.
Dan Jasper, spokesman for the American mall of the big private mall in Bloomington, Minnesota, said in a statement, \"We keep monitoring events and adjusting our plans accordingly.
The safety of our guests remains a top priority.
Westfield America declined to comment, saying it would not comment on security issues.
WDC, Westfield Group, Australia.
AX has nearly 100 shopping centers in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Simon Real Estate Group (SPG. N)
Largest owner of the United StatesS.
Shopping malls and store owners in Canada, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea and Mexico also declined to comment. (
Caroline Humer, editor of Martin Howell and James Dalgleish, writes and supplements)