According to the BBC, witnesses have reported that gunshots are being fired inside a shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
Armed police are said to be exchanging fire with gunmen at the Westgate centre in the Westlands district – one of the city’s most exclusive shopping malls.
Nairobi police chief Benson Kibue told AP news agency the gunmen were trying to rob a shop within the mall when the shootout began.
Panicked shoppers fled the building. At least two people are wounded.
The Reuters news agency reports one witness as saying they have seen five bodies.
A number of grenades were thrown inside the centre, reports say.
More reports are still coming in on this developing story.