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Kenya names Westgate mall suspects

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Kenya names Westgate mall suspects


As Kenya named four men said to have been involved in the deadly Westgate shopping mall raid, CCTV footage has been aired showing attackers on the prowl in what looks like a storeroom and a supermarket.

At least 67 people died in the assault two weeks ago. A further 39 are missing, according to the Red Cross. Al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab says it carried out the attack in revenge for Kenya’s military campaign in Somalia.

Named by Kenya as Sudanese Abu Baara al-Sudani, Omar Nabhan, a Kenyan of Arab origin, Somali Khattab al-Kene and Umayr, whose nationality is unknown, the four are all said to have died in the standoff.

There was no mention of a woman, despite speculation about Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of one of the London suicide bombers of 2005.

Meanwhile, amid militant reports that one of their bases in Somalia had been raided by Western forces, any link with the mall attack in Nairobi was unclear.

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