12:00pm Kenya Defence Forces (@kdfinfo) tweets that four KDF personnel sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

11:45pm Kenya Defence Forces (@kdfinfo) tweets: "Most of the hostages have been rescued and security forces have taken control of most parts of the building."

10.05pm Kenya Defence Forces (@kdfinfo) tweets: "Rescue operation at the Westgate Mall is still underway. Hostage situations are delicate and must be handled with utmost care and caution."

9.36pm Kenyans have contributed Sh16,204,400 via M-Pesa to help those affected by the terror attack at Westgate Mall. Funds being raised through the paybill number 848484 will be administered by Kenya Red Cross Society.

9.08pm Death toll at Westgate rises to 68, Kenya Red Cross reports.

8.24pm US President Barack Obama calls President Kenyatta with condolences; M-Pesa contributions by Kenyans to victims hit Sh11m

6.28pm Three choppers reportedly flying very low at the scene of the attack

6.00pm Our reporter Zadock Angira says security officers are on their final assault advancing towards the attackers.

5.58pm Final assault commenced, attackers hiding in a room with bullet proof window

4.58pm President Kenyatta says the security forces are doing all they can to secure the lives of those still in the mall.

4.54pm President currently addressing the press, says Kenya shall not relent on the war on terror.

4.05pm Israeli forces join Kenya battle to end deadly mall siege, AFP reports.

3.55pm UN Security Council issues a statement condemning the attacks at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi which has claimed at least 59 lives and injured 175.

3.26pm Deputy President William Ruto asks ICC to adjourn his trial so he can deal with the Westgate terror attack, Reuters reports.

2.14pm Police fire tear tear gas to disperse surging crowds.

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