LTRP Note: Understand the Times and Lighthouse Trails readers are supporting a number of Kenyan families. One of those families is in Nairobi. Please pray about the situation presently occurring in Nairobi and remember to pray for our Bryce Home families daily. Kenya, which is an ally to Israel, is under the constant threat of Islamic terrorism.
By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A large explosion rocked the Kenyan mall where Islamic extremists are holding hostages a day after attacking the upscale shopping center and killing 59 people. Associated Press journalists at the Westgate mall said the explosion Sunday afternoon was by far the largest in the 30-hour siege. There big blast was followed by silence. An estimated 10 to 15 militant attackers are in the shopping mall holding an unknown number of captives, said Kenyan officials. The Kenyan military has gone into the four-story mall and there have been sporadic gun battles. Kenyan troops were seen carrying in at least two rocket propelled grenades. Earlier military helicopters hovered over the mall. Earlier Sunday Kenyan army helicopters hovered over the mall. To read this entire article, click here.