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Nine bodies found under Nairobi’s shopping mall rubble

October 02, 2013, 16:22 UTC+3
Earlier, Kenyan authorities reported 67 deaths, including six police officers
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Photo EPA/KABIR DHANJI

Photo EPA/KABIR DHANJI

PRETORIA, October 2. (ITAR-TASS). - Rescuers have found nine bodies under the rubble of the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, after the attack, arranged by Somali militants Islamist group Al-Shabab.

As reported by Kenyan police representative, some of the bodies could not be identified due to the fire, and a DNA test would be made.

Earlier, Kenyan authorities reported 67 deaths, including six police officers. According to the Kenyan section of the International Committee of the Red Cross, 39 people are still missing.

September 21, Al-Shabab militants attacked the visitors of Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi and took about 30 hostages.

Al-Shabab stated that the act in Nairobi was a response to the participation of Kenyan troops in combat operations against militants in Somalia.

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