Kenya's Interior Ministry says government takes over mall, all hostages freed
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 00:34
Sept. 23 - Kenyan officials announce on Twitter handle that they are ''in control'' of Westgate mall in Nairobi, where Islamist al Shabaab launched a raid that killed at least 62 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Kenyan officials said early on Tuesday that their forces were "in control" of a mall in the capital where Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab launched a raid that has killed at least 62 people.
"Our forces are combing the mall floor by floor looking for anyone left behind. We believe all hostages have been released," the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government in The Office of the President said on its Twitter handle.
It remained unclear how many fighters and hostages were still cornered in Nairobi's Westgate shopping center on Tuesday, after a series of blasts and gunfire were followed by black smoke billowing from one part of the complex on Monday (September 23).
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