Video: Global’s Stuart Greer reports from Nairobi Monday where the siege at the Westgate Mall is winding down
NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan security forces were in the final stages of flushing out Islamic extremist terrorists from a besieged shopping mall, the vice-president said late Monday, two days after the upscale mall was seized by members of a Somali group linked to al-Qaida.
It is unlikely that any more hostages remained inside Westgate Mall, said another official.
But similar claims of a quick resolution were made by Kenyan officials on Sunday and the siege has continued for another day. It is not possible to independently verify their assertions.
VIDEO: Stuart Greer vlog from Kenya
Three attackers were killed in the fighting Monday, officials said, and more than 10 suspects arrested. Eleven Kenyan soldiers were wounded in the running gun battles. By evening, Kenyan security officials claimed the upper hand.
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