Washington, Sep 22: The Kenyan government has said that hostages are being held in several locations after a terrorist attack inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall that left 39 people dead and over 150 injured.
According to CNN, Kenyan authorities, though, insist they have the upper hand and the last few hours of Saturday and the first few of Sunday, in Kenya, were largely quiet outside the mall except for movement.
Police tweeted that the attackers ‘have been isolated and pinned down in a room by security forces.’
Joseph Ole Lenku, the national government’s cabinet secretary for interior and coordination, hinted that the worst should be over, the report said.
He said that the security forces had taken control of the situation.
Kenya is no stranger to terrorism, including a 1998 bombing at the US Embassy in Nairobi that left 213 dead and other attacks before and since tied to al Qaeda and related groups, the report further said. (ANI)