Kenyan police have managed to rescue some of the hostages being held by the Al-Qaida linked Al- Shabaab group at the shopping mall in Nairobi.
Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo confirmed that the security forces were trying to gain access from the rooftop of the Westgate shopping mall, saying the forces were getting the upper hand in the standoff with the Islamist militants.
“Thumbs up to our multi-agency team, we have just managed to rescue some hostages. We are increasingly gaining advantage of the attackers,” Kimaiyo said via his Twitter account.
“As we intensify our operations, we urge the public, to stay away from Westgate and its environs for their own safety,” he added, as ambulances were seen rushing to the mall.