Kenya Mall Attack: Death Toll Rises To 68
Sixty-eight dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen.
Those are the grim numbers, more than a day after Islamist attackers stormed an upscale Nairobi mall on Saturday, spraying bullets and holding shoppers captive.
The tense standoff continued into Sunday night, with sporadic gunfire heard through the day and at least one explosion.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta told reporters Sunday afternoon the Kenyan people had showed resiliency as a nation and would triumph against the attackers.
The tragedy was also personal for Kenyatta; one of his nephews and his fiancee were among the dead.