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Kenyan troops now in control at Westgate Mall
KENYA -- (ABC) The rescue operation was thought to be winding down, but officials suggested today that more hostages may still be inside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
At least 62 people have been reported killed, and around 170 wounded.
The al Qaeda linked extremist group, al Shabaab, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The siege in Nairobi may finally be coming to an end.
(Interior Minister): our forces are in full control of the situation
After four days, Kenyan troops say they now control the Westgate mall combing through the building, looking for any remaining terrorists and
They're also looking for explosives. Officials say they believe the militants left the place booby trapped.
Despite assurances from authorities, the situation inside the mall remains unclear.
Gunfire and small explosions can still be heard social media accounts claiming to be connected to the terrorists claim more hostages are being
Attention is now turning to the identity of those gunmen. Witnesses say they appeared well coordinated.
He was dressed in something that looked like an Army sort of attire
Several of them were killed, others wounded. Officials say they have an idea who they are.
"A multinational collection from all around the world"
Kenya's Foreign Minister alleged two or three of them could be American, the FBI and State Department quickly responded saying those claims are
As Kenyan forces reclaim the mall, more bodies are being removed from the building. The official death toll stand at 62, with many more injured.
Everyone here is bracing for those numbers to rise.