Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/21/2013 - 18:57

Terrorists responsible for a mall bloodbath have killed 59 and injured over 175 individuals in a cowardly act.. Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta says he lost family members in an attack inside a crowded shopping center. He says hundreds of additional people were evacuated from the mall.

He said security forces were responding to the attack, calling it a delicate operation says a top priority is to safeguard the lives of those still being held hostage.

Foreigners were among the casualties. Two French women were killed. Two Canadians were killed, including a diplomat. Four American citizens were reported injured but not killed in the attack, according to Department of State officials.

Terrified shoppers hid and prayed they would not be found by the Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside Nairobi's main shopping mall

Al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for the massacre.