The 33-year-old Dutch woman who was killed in the Nairobi shopping centre by al-Shabab is called Elif Yavuz and comes from Eindhoven.
Yavuz is the daughter of a well-known man in the Turkish community in Eindhoven. She was married to Australian Ross Langdon, who also died in the attack. Elif Yavuz was heavily pregnant.
Yavuz studied political science at Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen. Her professor, Marcel Wissenburg, told Omroep Gelderland that she was one of his best students ever. After she graduated, Yavuz went to Harvard University in the U.S.
Today, hostages are still being held at the Nairobi shopping centre. The Kenyan security forces are in the final stages of clearing the mall and ending the deadly three-day siege.
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