Faith Karimi & Zain Verjee
September 21, 2013
(CNN) — Gunmen ambushed an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital on Saturday, leading to a fierce gunbattle with police and multiple casualties, a government source said.
At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded, said Abbas Gullet, head of the Kenyan Red Cross.
The gunmen shot indiscriminately and took some people hostage at the mall in Nairobi, a senior Kenyan government source said.
Attackers appear to be of Somali origin, a Kenyan government source and Western diplomatic sources told CNN.
AP: A witness to the attacks at Nairobi’s upscale mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted.