Heavy gunfire erupted at the Nairobi shopping mall, where Kenya’s military is now trying to end a two-day assault by Islamist gunmen.
A VOA reporter at the scene says the shooting Monday morning continued for close to 15 minutes.
The army began its assault Sunday night at the upscale Westgate Mall, where an unknown number of hostages are being held.
A spokesman said most of the hostages who were trapped in the building by al-Qaeda terrorists around midday Saturday have been rescued, and most of the mall complex is secure.
Kenya’s Red Cross says 68 people have died in the attack and at least 175 others wounded.