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Kenyan soldiers clear on September 24, 2013 the top floor of the Westgate mall in Nairobi. Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militants, claiming they were still holding hostages, on September 24 battled Kenyan troops for the fourth day of a bloody siege at the mall and threatened further attacks against the country. Sporadic gunfire and a series of explosions at the upmarket Westgate shopping center rang out throughout the day, despite officials earlier claiming Kenyan troops had wrested back 'control' of the sprawling complex from Somalia's Shebab insurgents, who are said to include Americans and a British woman. At least 65 shoppers, staff and soldiers have been killed and close to 200 wounded in the siege.