Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hostages Forced To Hide As Death Toll Rises To 68 In Terror Attack On Kenya Shopping Mall offers a piece on the terror attack in Kenya.

Dozens of hostages are holed up in an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital, forced to hide from gunmen following an attack by members of an Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group on Saturday that left at least 68 dead and 175 injured.

The Kenyan military remained in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists in Nairobi on Sunday, as barrage of gunfire between both sides were heard inside the mall, Reuters reports.

Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, said in a national address that security forces had managed to isolate the “criminals” in one place inside the building, according to Reuters. Two helicopters were seen flying over the mall.

Associated Press reporters also said they heard a large explosion followed by silence.

There are between 50 to 200 hostages and most of them are hiding in various places inside the mall, Fox News confirms. They are not being held by the hostage-takers. There are between 10 to 15 militants currently inside the mall, with at least one being female.

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