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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Suicide squad 'mounted mall attack'

A woman runs for cover during September's mall attack in Kenya (AP)

The Islamic extremist group that carried out the assault on Nairobi's Westgate Mall has said the attackers were part of its suicide squad.

Al Shabab released a propaganda magazine online devoted to September's four-day siege on Westgate that killed at least 67 people.

The group said the attackers never expected to make it out alive, rebuffing a claim from a Kenyan police official that the attackers had tried to flee the mall.

Al Shabab reiterated that it would carry out more attacks in Kenya unless Kenyan troops withdraw from Somalia.

Mall surveillance video shows four gunmen carried out the mall attack.

Only two attackers' real names are known so far.

Kenyan officials said that the attackers' remains were found in the mall's rubble but no confirmation has yet been made public.

AP

Press Association

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