Westgate mall attack: Kenyan govt says bodies of 4 terrorists recovered

Joseph Ole Lenku, Cabinet secretary for interior, said that yesterday 'we recovered a fourth body, which we know from CCTV footage to be that of a terrorist.'

hidden October 21, 2013 19:50:11 IST
Westgate mall attack: Kenyan govt says bodies of 4 terrorists recovered

Nairobi: The Kenyan government says it believes it has recovered the remains of the four gunmen who stormed a shopping mall on 21 September and killed more than 60 people.

Joseph Ole Lenku, Cabinet secretary for interior, said that yesterday "we recovered a fourth body, which we know from CCTV footage to be that of a terrorist."

Westgate mall attack Kenyan govt says bodies of 4 terrorists recovered

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He said in his message late yesterday that officials believe the remains of three people recovered at the mall last week are also "those of the terror suspects." Closed-circuit TV footage from Westgate Mall shows four gunmen taking part in the attack.

Lenku said "DNA and other investigations will confirm their identities."

So far, one gunmen has been identified: Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, a Somali-Norwegian.

Associated Press

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