TODAY   |  October 18, 2013

Graphic video shows horror at Kenya mall attack

This graphic security camera video shows some of the harrowing first moments of the brutal terrorist attack at the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The gunmen seem calm and methodical and police believe the terrorists received instruction from abroad. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

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>>> during last month's deadly siege on a mall in kenya. richard engle is here with that story. good morning.

>> good morning. have you seen these imagines? the story comes with a warning. the imagines are clearly disturbing but they provide a rare fly on the wall perspective of what it was like in the mall when the gunmen arrived.

>> reporter: moments before the attack, nairobi's upscale west gate mall looked busy, normal. until a panic stampede from a door. a security camera captured what they're running from. one of the gunman believed to be from the somalia based group al shabaab . he shot a man cowering behind a counter. injured, the man struggled to move until another gunman came to finish him. trapped shoppers ran falling over each other. in a restaurant, a few organized defenses. two armed men can be seen trying to protect the room as the hostage round up began in the super market . a mother and her two children pushed a cart. in it, what seems to be a wounded child. behind them, a teenage girl limped forward as a gunman ordered them all to keep moving. throughout this first day, the gunmen seem calm and methodical, seen talking on cell