Forensic work under way as terrorists claim killings
Chief of Staff of the Kenya Defence Forces, Julius Karangi (3rd L), visiting the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi after an attack by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked group Al-Shebab. Investigators from several countries were aiding Kenya in investigating. NAIROBI September - Investigators from several countries were aiding Kenya to piece together evidence from the Westgate mall attack, which left at least 67 dead, as the country remained officially in mourning on Thursday.
Your troops killed many innocent people. Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku told a press conference he believed only a "minimal" number of bodies lay beneath the three floors of the mall that collapsed.
Lenku said most corpses were probably those of terrorists. He confirmed five al-Qaeda-linked gunmen were slain in a shoot-out with security officers, while 10 people are in custody for questioning, though it was unclear where they were arrested.
In all, 61 civilians and six members of the security forces died during the four-day siege at the Nairobi mall by Somali Islamist militia al-Shabaab. More than 175 people were injured, including 62 who remain hospitalized.
Forensic teams from Interpol, the United States, Israel, Britain, Germany and Canada were combing the shopping mall, looking for clues, including the nationalities of the attackers and their gender, amid speculation one might have been a woman. The government was looking into reports that the attackers had access to the mall in advance and had stashed weapons inside.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at eNCASimilar Stories