American Death Confirmed in Mall Shooting
LONDON - Officials confirm one American was killed and four were injured in a mall shooting in Kenya's capitol.
Ten to 15 terrorists are holding hostages in the Westgate Mall since Saturday, when they attacked with grenades and assault rifles. Kenya's Red Cross reports 49 people missing.
The Kenyan military has gone into the four-story mall and there have been sporadic gun battles. Some Kenyan military were seen carrying in at least two rocket propelled grenades. Earlier military helicopters hovered over the mall.
The attack has so far killed 59 people and wounded at least 175. Those dead include those from various countries: Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.
U.S. officials say the wife of a man working for the U.S. Agency for International Development was killed, and four American citizens were reported injured.
Somalia's radical rebel group, al-Shabab, claims responsibility for the attack as retribution for the presence of Kenyan troops in Somalia.
Al-Shabab refused negotiations, and more information on hostages is still being confirmed.