President Barack Obama and the first lady will join families of the victims of the deadly Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in the nation?s capital. The service is at the Washington Marine Barracks, just blocks from where authorities say Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 navy yard workers and injured eight others.
Sixty-eight people are dead, 175 are injured and an unknown number continue to be held hostage after masked gunmen of an al-Qaeda faction entered a mall in Kenya and indiscriminately shot anyone not of Muslim faith.
President Barack Obama called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to offer condolences over what the White House called a "terrorist attack" by the al Shabaab group at a Nairobi shopping mall that has killed almost 70 people. Obama reiterated U.S. support for Kenya's efforts to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice."
In Pakistan, a suicide bomb attack on a church killed at least 75 people as parishioners left the building, officials said, in what is the biggest attack on Pakistan's Christian community in many years.