Islamist gunmen holed up with hostages in Kenya siege, 59 dead

Policemen search a man for weapons as he walked out of Westgate Shopping Centre in NairobiBy Richard Lough and Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) – Islamist militants were holed up with hostages on Sunday at a shopping mall in Nairobi, where at least 59 people have been killed in an attack by the al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya's participation in a peacekeeping mission in neighboring Somalia. Brief volleys of gunfire interrupted hours of stalemate in the late afternoon. …



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