Kenyan forces take control of Nairobi mall

Kenyan forces take control of Nairobi mall

Kenyan authorities say they have now taken control of the entire Nairobi shopping mall, at the centre of a terrorist attack that has claimed 62 lives.

It comes more than 60 hours after Al-Shebaab militants stormed the shopping centre and opened fire on civilians, killing at least 62 people including one Australian man, and injuring nearly 200 others.

Interior Miniser Jospeh Ole Lenku says the Kenyan military is now at the tail end of the operation, and they believe all hostages have now been freed.

It remains unclear how many gunmen remain inside the building, but Mr Ole Lenku says there is no way for them to escape.

He also says two of the attackers have been killed.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has offered to provide Kenya with whatever law enforcement support is necessary

But he says he’s confident Kenya will remain a pillar of stability for East Africa.

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