A few hours ago, terrorists stormed into an upscale mall in Nairobi and opened fire on shoppers. The government reports that 39 people have been killed and that this number is likely to increase, as the fighting between the terrorists and Kenyan forces is not over. The standoff is happening in the real world and cyberspace in real time:
"The Mujahideen are still strong inside #Westgate Mall and still holding their ground," the group said late Saturday via Twitter. "All praise is due to Allah!" Kenyan authorities, though, insist they have the upper hand, where it's now early Sunday morning. The last few hours of Saturday and the first few of Sunday, in Kenya, were largely quiet outside the mall except for movement Police tweeted that the attackers "have been isolated and pinned down in a room by security forces." And Joseph Ole Lenku, the national government's cabinet secretary for interior and coordination, hinted that the worst should be over.
Al-Shabaab, an Islamic group that's at war with Kenyan troops in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the murders. Terrorism is not new to Kenya.