59 killed in Nairobi attack; Israeli forces enter mall to end a deadly siege

Nairobi (KON) - Kenyan troops were locked in a fierce firefight with Somali militants inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on Sunday, in a final push to end a siege that has left 200 wounded with an unknown number of hostages still being held.
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Heavy gunfire could be heard as Kenyan security officials said they were attempting to kill or capture the remaining attackers and end to the 22-hour-long bloodbath at the Westgate mall.

Israeli forces have joined Kenyan efforts to end a deadly siege by Somali militants at a Nairobi shopping mall, a security source told AFP on Sunday.

"The Israelis have just entered and they are rescuing the hostages and the injured," the source said on condition he not be named.

Fifty-nine people are confirmed dead in an attack by Somali Islamist militants on a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya

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