Military, gunmen exchange gunfire at Kenya mall as hostages hide

Wait, I thought Obama defeated terrorism?
Check it out:

Dozens of hostages are holed up in an upscale shopping mall in Kenya’s capital, forced to hide from gunmen following an attack by members of an Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group on Saturday that left at least 68 dead and 175 injured.

The Kenyan military remained in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists in Nairobi on Sunday, as barrage of gunfire between both sides were heard inside the mall, Reuters reports.

Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, said in a national address that security forces had managed to isolate the “criminals” in one place inside the building, according to Reuters. Two helicopters were seen flying over the mall.

Associated Press reporters also said they heard a large explosion followed by silence.



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.


Previous post

Cruz to Senate GOP: 'A Vote for Cloture Is a Vote for Obamacare'

Next post

Treading Water

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.