Africa

Most hostages rescued, shopping mall mostly secure: Kenyan army

Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) arrive on September 22, 2013 at the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) arrive on September 22, 2013 at the Westgate mall in Nairobi.  (AFP)

Most of the hostages trapped in a Nairobi shopping mall by Islamist gunmen have now been rescued and most of the complex is secure, the Kenya army announced late Sunday.

It said it was seeking to bring a "speedy conclusion" to the siege.

"Our concern is to rescue all hostages ALIVE and that is why the operation is delicate," the Kenya Defence Forces said in a situation update on Twitter.

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