Official: Kenyan Forces ‘Closing In’ On Mall Attackers

Witnesses in Kenya report hearing explosions and gunfire coming from the Nairobi shopping mall where authorities are trying to rescue hostages and end an assault by Islamist gunmen.

VOA correspondent Gabe Joselow says black smoke is rising from the Westgate Mall, and that Kenyan military forces went running toward the mall after the explosions.

Earlier, Kenyan Police Inspector-General David Kimaiyo said on Twitter that “very few” hostages remain, and that authorities are …