The attack is over, but the current situation is unclear as to whether there still are hostages. Live Twitter feed at bottom of post.
Night fell Monday in Nairobi with no clear resolution of the standoff between Kenyan forces and terrorists at Westgate Shopping Mall.
Kenyan authorities sounded increasingly confident that they had brought the three-day standoff to a close with a final assault Monday, reassuring a nervous public that there was little chance of escape for any surviving Al-Shabaab gunmen who had terrorized the mall, killing at least 62 people.
“Taken control of all the floors. We’re not here to feed the attackers with pastries but to finish and punish them,” Kenyan police Inspector General David Kimaiyo said on Twitter.
But it wasn’t clear Monday evening whether any hostages remained inside the four-story mall, and authorities had yet to sound the all-clear about six hours after the assault by Kenyan forces.
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) September 23, 2013
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 23, 2013
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) September 23, 2013
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