September 21st, 2013
06:25 PM ET

Terrorists take credit for Kenya mall attack

Armed gunmen waged a tense standoff with Kenyan police and soldiers inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall early Sunday, hours after brazenly gunning down shoppers, diners and more.

Bodies still littered the lobby and ground floor of the Westgate Mall more than 10 hours after the attack began, according to the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre. And with gunmen dug in and an unknown number of innocent civilians - perhaps dead or being held hostage - still unaccounted for, there are fears the carnage will get even worse.

There were 39 confirmed dead as of around midnight Saturday, according to Kenya's president, who added his close relatives are among those killed. Two gunmen, including one who was detained after being shot, are also dead.

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  1. tomm77

    That is so sad.

    September 21, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    Of course the gunman was "armed", guns don't kill people, people kill people and people need arms to hold a gun to kill other people. Stupid liberals!

    September 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Islam kills innocent people.

      September 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    But yea you're right, gotta have an arm to hold a gun. Even if you're a liberal! Lmao

    September 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Benn

    yes i am

    September 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. stuart

    i sure am

    September 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. piankie

    u betcha

    September 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    Poser!
    Im gonna tell cnn by phone

    September 22, 2013 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. The Observer

    It was terrorits that claim responsibility? Think of the bloodshed it if had been TERRORISTS.

    September 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    They still haven't fixed the headline?

    September 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Arnold

    Muslim terrorists!

    September 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Josh

    3 of the terrorists in the Kenya mall were American Muslims. Muslim immigration to the US needs to be stopped.

    September 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |