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Police and military units hunt the gunmen behind a killing spree in Kenya's capital.
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A gunbattle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has left at least 30 people dead and more than 50 injured, authorities said.

Gunfire has been exchanged for hours after Kenyan troops and elite units joined police fighting gunmen in Nairobi's upmarket Westgate shopping centre on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the Somalia-based Al Shabaab armed group said it was responsible for the attack.

While Kenya's Internal Security Minister Mutea Iringo said that the government is now "fully in charge" of the situation, those at the scene disagree.

"There's been no indication that [the situation] is under control," freelance journalist Alan Boswell told Al Jazeera from outside the shopping centre.


/AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale
A rescue worker helps a child outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, September 21, 2013, after Al Shabaab gunmen opened fire and reportedly threw grenades during an attack that left dozens dead and wounded.


/AP Photo/Jason Straziuso
An injured person arrives in an ambulance at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi after an attack at the Westgate Mall, an upscale shopping centre in Kenya's capital.


/Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Armed police search Westgate Shopping Centre after gunmen stormed the popular shopping mall, killing dozens of people, including children, and sending scores fleeing into shops and onto the streets in search of safety. Police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop.


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Police officers try to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started, as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop.


/Stringer/Reuters
Shoppers fled as police attempted to secure the shopping mall.


/Stringer/Reuters
A mother and her children hide from gunmen at Westgate Shopping Centre. The armed group Al Shabaab told Al Jazeera that it was responsible for the attack.


/Stringer/Reuters
Police officers combed the downtown shopping mall, which was packed with Saturday morning shoppers at the time of the attack.


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The rampage left dozens dead and injured. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation.


/Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Shoppers scramble for safety as armed police hunt the gunmen.


/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU
Many of the injured victims were supported by their fellow shoppers as they evacuated the popular shopping mall.


/Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
The gunmen were reported to have shot children during the prolonged attack.


/Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Police were forced to take cover outside the shopping centre as further shots rang out, hours after the beginning of the attack.


For more on this developing news story, read: Gunmen storm Nairobi mall in deadly attack


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A rescue worker helps a child outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, September 21, 2013, after Al Shabaab gunmen opened fire and reportedly threw grenades during an attack that left dozens dead and wounded.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/no-caption/48d710cb66b92505edba7e07e3a41484AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale

A rescue worker helps a child outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, September 21, 2013, after Al Shabaab gunmen opened fire and reportedly threw grenades during an attack that left dozens dead and wounded.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/no-caption/beb13a875c15284714712494f48e819c

An injured person arrives in an ambulance at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi after an attack at the Westgate Mall, an upscale shopping centre in Kenya's capital.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/no-caption/beb13a875c15284714712494f48e819cAP Photo/Jason Straziuso

An injured person arrives in an ambulance at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi after an attack at the Westgate Mall, an upscale shopping centre in Kenya's capital.

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Armed police search Westgate Shopping Centre after gunmen stormed the popular shopping mall, killing dozens of people, including children, and sending scores fleeing into shops and onto the streets in search of safety. Police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop.

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Armed police search Westgate Shopping Centre after gunmen stormed the popular shopping mall, killing dozens of people, including children, and sending scores fleeing into shops and onto the streets in search of safety. Police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop.

Police officers try to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree, in Nairobihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/police-officers-try-to-secure-an-area-inside-the-westgate-shopping-centre-where-gunmen-went-on-a-shooting-spree-in-nairobi/f9f775e0ea484ed88a132f4b1222b6a8

Police officers try to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started, as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop.

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Police officers try to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started, as soldiers surrounded the mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop.

A police officer secures an area as civilians flee inside Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/a-police-officer-secures-an-area-as-civilians-flee-inside-westgate-shopping-centre-in-nairobi/9e515a2ef60d83f0637776989fd90488

Shoppers fled as police attempted to secure the shopping mall.

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Shoppers fled as police attempted to secure the shopping mall.

A mother and her children hide from gunmen at Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/a-mother-and-her-children-hide-from-gunmen-at-westgate-shopping-centre-in-nairobi/d8fdd590361321f1fe62537b73154ef8

A mother and her children hide from gunmen at Westgate Shopping Centre. The armed group Al Shabaab told Al Jazeera that it was responsible for the attack.

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A mother and her children hide from gunmen at Westgate Shopping Centre. The armed group Al Shabaab told Al Jazeera that it was responsible for the attack.

A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/a-police-officer-tries-to-secure-an-area-inside-the-westgate-shopping-centre-where-gunmen-went-on-a-shooting-spree-in-nairobi/b1850d86a81603b9773f2a5824c53afd

Police officers combed the downtown shopping mall, which was packed with Saturday morning shoppers at the time of the attack.

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Police officers combed the downtown shopping mall, which was packed with Saturday morning shoppers at the time of the attack.

A man is helped out of Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree, in Nairobihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/a-man-is-helped-out-of-westgate-shopping-centre-where-gunmen-went-on-a-shooting-spree-in-nairobi/1834e50930664b33520254a55218313c

The rampage left dozens dead and injured. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation.

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The rampage left dozens dead and injured. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation.

People scramble for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping centre in Nairobihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/people-scramble-for-safety-as-armed-police-hunt-gunmen-who-went-on-a-shooting-spree-at-westgate-shopping-centre-in-nairobi/057a8b62b4d366208520f09c44ca24de

Shoppers scramble for safety as armed police hunt the gunmen.

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Shoppers scramble for safety as armed police hunt the gunmen.

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Many of the injured victims were supported by their fellow shoppers as they evacuated the popular shopping mall.

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Many of the injured victims were supported by their fellow shoppers as they evacuated the popular shopping mall.

Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/women-carrying-children-run-for-safety-as-armed-police-hunt-gunmen-who-went-on-a-shooting-spree-in-westgate-shopping-centre-in-nairobi/d58b0b0f26af746670cb53eeb864408d

The gunmen were reported to have shot children during the prolonged attack.

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The gunmen were reported to have shot children during the prolonged attack.

Police take cover outside Westgate shopping centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobihttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/police-take-cover-outside-westgate-shopping-centre-where-gunmen-went-on-a-shooting-spree-in-nairobi/62733d29b309b676818922691782bd5d

Police were forced to take cover outside the shopping centre as further shots rang out, hours after the beginning of the attack.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Nairobi_mall_attack/slideshow/police-take-cover-outside-westgate-shopping-centre-where-gunmen-went-on-a-shooting-spree-in-nairobi/62733d29b309b676818922691782bd5dGoran Tomasevic/ReutersPolice take cover outside Westgate shopping centre where gunmen went on a shooting spree in Nairobi

Police were forced to take cover outside the shopping centre as further shots rang out, hours after the beginning of the attack.



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