NAIROBI, KENYA - After initially killing 59 people Saturday, Muslim extremists continue to hold 36 others hostage in a Nairobi, Kenya shopping mall. Reports say the victims of several nationalities died because they were not of the Muslim faith.
"Using methods similar to the 2008 hotel attack in Mumbai, the gunmen quizzed victims on their Muslim beliefs, making them pray and answer questions about the religion. If they failed to answer correctly, they were killed," one report says.
At noon Saturday, around 10-15 gunmen burst into the Westgate mall, a popular destination for wealthy Kenyans and foreign visitors. After reportedly instructing all Muslims to leave, the gunmen began firing on civilians, leaving a horrifying scene with shoppers taking cover and wheeling out the wounded in shopping carts. By Saturday night, bodies littered the steps of the monument to Kenya's relative prosperity. French, Chinese, British, Ghanaian and Canadian citizens have been reported as among the dead.