A soldier at Westgate Mall
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Nairobi gunmen in 'elevated position' at mall

21 September 2013 Last updated at 14:39 BST

A gun fight inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left several people dead, witnesses say.

Police have been exchanging fire with gunmen who stormed the Westgate centre - one of the city's most exclusive shopping malls.

A senior police officer originally said it was an attempted robbery but later called it a possible terrorist attack.

Martin Cuddihy from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation describes the scene in Nairobi.