Terrorists Take Hostages in Kenya's Westgate Mall

Al Qaeda-linked rebel group continues to hold people captive inside Nairobi mall.
2:03 | 09/23/13

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This is a special report from ABC news. I'm -- -- in New -- -- -- ABC news digital special report more explosions and gunfire and large black plumes of smoke pouring. Out of Nairobi's Westgate mall. Where al-Qaeda linked rebels are still believed to be holding hostages. At this point at least sixteen. Excuse me 62 people have been killed more than a 175 injured. All since those armed gunmen stormed the upscale shopping center on Saturday. -- seasons Davis is at the perimeter of the mall in Nairobi Lindsay. Aside from some -- armed soldiers and some armored vehicles that just went into the mall entrance a few minutes ago at some helicopter activity overhead. All -- is fairly quiet but that is certainly relative because we have had a busy day with. Intermittent heavy gunfire loud explosions as smoke that's been billing now for several hours you can't. Always -- it very well but you can certainly smell it. In the air -- there been some conflicting reports on. Say the Kenyan authorities are taking responsibility for that smoke saying that they. Set off an explosive as they were trying to access the mall through the -- there are other reports that the terrorists themselves. Are responsible for that's not because they started setting an actress is on fire. Now earlier today we heard from Kenyan officials that overnight they managed to rescue more hostages they wouldn't say how many. But we've just heard. -- quote that. But very few hostages remain. As far as the deceased one official said described the situation like this it it is. And at least -- -- saying only that it would likely take some time before they're able to identify. All of the bodies Dan. -- -- Davis outside of that mall in west -- In Nairobi of course -- -- complete report on abcnews.com. For now I'm damn -- New York. When -- ABC news digital special report. This has been a special report from me.

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