By Faith Karimi, Holly Yan and Lillian Leposo, CNN
updated 6:34 AM EDT, Sun September 22, 2013
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Twenty four hours. Fifty nine dead. About 30 hostages still inside.
Those are the grim numbers a day after attackers stormed an upscale Nairobi mall, spraying bullets and holding shoppers captive.
By noon Sunday, as grim-faced Kenyan soldiers warily searched the five-story building -- and as al-Shabaab maintained its defiant stance -- the siege was no closer to a resolution.
Kenyan government and Western diplomatic sources said al Shabaab militants were holding about 30 hostages inside the shopping center.