Multiple blasts rock Kenya hostage crisis mall - Sep 23rd, 2013 - International

— Multiple large blasts have rocked Kenya's Westgate Mall where a hostage siege is in its third day.

Associated Press reporters on the scene today heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Black and grey smoke rose up from the mall.

The militants had taken hostages when they attacked the crowded mall on Saturday.

Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists.