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Harvard Law Graduate Claims American Security Team Rescued Her From Kenyan Mall


"This American security forces guy came..."

Bendita Malakia. (Credit: NBC News)

An armed American security team rescued trapped Americans from inside the besieged Kenyan mall, according to a Harvard law graduate working at the World Bank.

"This American security forces guy came back and said if you guys want to get out, we understand it's dangerous, but this is probably your best shot," Bendita Malakia, 30, told NBC News.

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Bendita Malakia. (Credit: NBC News)

The North Carolina native said she was meeting a colleague for lunch at the mall when terrorists stormed through, forcing her and 15 others to hide in a store. According to Malakia, the group was approached by a security team that said they were sent to find her.

A spokesperson for the State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment from TheBlaze. However, NBC News reported that the Pentagon, State Department and World Bank denied having any security teams on the ground.

"It's not at all clear who rescued her and exactly how it went down," said NBC's Tom Costello.

Multiple attempts made by TheBlaze to contact Malakia were unsuccessful.

(H/T: Mail Online)

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