Bombings: Encouraging trapped survivors and praying for the dead

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Urging trapped and weakened survivors not to give up, rescue teams took hope themselves Sunday from the whispered response of a woman wedged in the debris — while lifting 20 more dead out of the wreckage near the U.S. Embassy.
The death count from Friday’s nearly simultaneous bombings in Kenya and Tanzania rose to 209. And more Americans joined search-and-rescue efforts Sunday that hadn’t slowed — and still were turning up survivors — two days after the blasts.
All but 10 of the 209 dead were killed in the Nairobi blast. A total of 4,877 people were injured; about 560 remain hospitalized. All of the 11 American deaths were in Nairobi.
It was not known who was behind the blasts. News media received claims of responsibility in the name of the “Islamic Army for the Liberation of Holy Shrines” and the “Army for the Liberation of Islamic Shrines.” The claims could not be confirmed and might have come from the same source.