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No hostages were left in attacked Nairobi mall - Kenya government
September 29, 2013 / 2:55 PM / 4 years ago

No hostages were left in attacked Nairobi mall - Kenya government

People dance at the end of a 24-hour memorial service hosted at the Oshwal Centre for victims of last Saturday's attack by gunmen at the Westgate shopping mall, in Nairobi, September 29, 2013.Siegfried Modola

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The death toll from the Sept 21 attack by Islamist militants against a Nairobi shopping mall stands at 67, and the Kenyan government believes that no hostages were left in the building, Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said on Sunday.

Nine suspects were in custody over the attack, one of them arrested on Sunday, he added. He declined to give any information about the suspected attackers or those arrested, saying "we do not discuss intelligence matters in public".

Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Pascal Fletcher

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