Updated at 7:26 p.m., Sunday, September 22
Kenya (WSYR-TV/CNN) - On Saturday, there was a shootout between police and gunmen who opened fire at a crowded mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
68 people are confirmed dead. Most of the hostages have been rescued.
The ambush also left at least 175 people injured.
The U.S. State Department confirms Americans were among those hurt.
Some of the frightened people rushing out of the shopping center were met by members of Kenya's Red Cross, who worked frantically to care for the wounded.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said those behind the deadly attack will be brought to justice.
"Our top priority remains the safeguard the lives of innocent people held up in this unfortunate incident," he said.
"But let me make it clear, that we shall hunt down the perpetrators wherever they run to."
Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, is claiming responsibility for the attack.
Two gunmen, including one who was detained after being shot, are also dead.
"All efforts are underway to bring this matter to a speedy conclusion," the Kenyan military announced on Twitter.
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