The highly coordinated terrorist attack began on Saturday afternoon, when a team of 10-20, some wearing balaclavas and scarves, some in plain clothes, all heavily armed, took the building by force from two separate entrances simultaneously. The gunmen approached the building lobbing explosives on to crowded restaurant patios and opening fire indiscriminately.

At this point there are over 70 confirmed victims, including three members of the Kenya Defense Forces, and over 200 injured. Those numbers may yet grow further as the final assault concludes.

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