Smoke Pours From Kenya Mall As Forces ‘Close In’

Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, the third day since Somalia’s al-Shabab launched a raid that has killed at least 62 people.
 
It remained unclear how many gunmen and hostages were still cornered in the Westgate shopping center, after a series of loud explosions and gunfire were followed by black smoke billowing from one part of the complex.
 
Following a pattern of …