Kenya: Security Forces Control Most of Mall

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Kenyan officials say security forces are in control of nearly all of an upscale shopping mall in the capital, Nairobi, two days after it was seized by members of a Somali terrorist group.

They entered the mall with guns blazing, leaving more than 60 people dead.

Officials now say three of the attackers have been killed in fighting today, and more than ten suspects have been arrested.

Kenya's interior minister says officials are "very certain" that there are few, if any, hostages left in the mall. He says the evacuation of hostages has gone "very, very well."

Four explosions at the mall today were followed by volleys of gunfire, and then a thick, dark column of smoke for about 90 minutes.

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