NAIROBI, KENYA - Monday marks day three of the siege at the Westgate Mall.
Black smoke was still spewing out of the building as Kenyan security forces fought Somali terrorists holding civilians hostage. The battle appears to have reached its climax.
"The terrorists could be running and hiding in some store somewhere or something" says Joseph Lenku, the Kenyan Interior Minister. "All floors now are under our control. We have fully cordoned the building, so that there is no room for escapees."
al-Shabaab is affiliated with al-Qaeda and is the group responsible for the attack. "We've got to root them out and stop them" says Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). "They're dead set on killing innocent people and there's no room for them on the face of the earth. We continue to monitor these terrorist organizations in way you can not even imagine."
Kenyan authorities say most of the hostages have been rescued. Still, the death toll has reached 62 and that total could go up. At least five Americans were hurt, including a child.