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Smoke pours from Kenya mall as forces ‘close in’

Posted By admin On September 23, 2013 @ 11:30 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Richard Lough
Reuters [1]
September 23, 2013

Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, the third day since Somalia’s al Shabaab launched a raid that has killed at least 62 people.

It remained unclear how many gunmen and hostages were still cornered in the Westgate shopping center, after a series of loud explosions and gunfire were followed by black smoke billowing from one part of the complex.

Kenya’s interior minister told a news conference militants had set fire to mattresses in a supermarket on the mall’s lower floors. The ministry later said the blaze was under control.

Two attackers had been killed on Monday, the minister added. Another assailant had died on Saturday.

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