"We will not be cowed or reconsider activities in Somalia"

Sep 23, 2013, 07:15 PM

Kenyan security forces say they are in the final stages of ending the siege at the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi: http://www.bbc.co.uk/kenyaattack

The Somali Islamist al-Shabab movement has claimed it carried out the attack in retaliation for Kenyan military operations in Somalia.

At least 62 people have been killed since the assault began on Saturday.

Kenya's interior minister, Joseph Ole Lenku, said all floors in the mall were under control and it was unlikely any hostages remained inside.

He told BBC World Service's Newshour that the attack would not change Kenya's policy on Somalia.