Lots of people dead at a Nairobi upscale Mall hostage standoff

The upscale Kenyan mall was stormed by masked gunmen Saturday afternoon. The mall assault was soon followed by a prompt Police response. Military and police forces surrounded the mall and kept watch the whole night. Thirty nine people were killed and another one hundred fifty were injured on Saturday alone. Kenyan authorities didn't know exactly how many people were being kept hostage in the Nairobi shopping center.

Sunday morning gunfire soon erupted as the attackers began shooting staff and shoppers. Kenyan authorities identified who the attackers only after Islamic extremists claimed the attack. The people who are responsible for the attack are part of Somalia's radical rebel group al-Shabab.

Two Kenyan security forces were wounded in the gunfire and immediately carried out of the shopping mall. The main targets of the attack were non-Muslims. Besides Kenyans casualties, in the confirmed dead there were also foreigners including Canadians and French.