Kenya Minister Says 59 Killed In Mall Attack

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September 22, 2013 AT 6:19 AM
The Kenyan military remained in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists , as the toll rose to 59 dead, including children, and 175 wounded in the attack at an upscale mall, a Kenyan minister said. Multiple barrages of gunfire have erupted from inside the building where hostages are being held by militants. The radicals attacked the mall and remained inside throughout the night. "The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku said, reassuring the families of the hostages in the upscale Westgate mall.