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Kenyan court charges four over Nairobi mall attack

Last Updated: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 23:39

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

Nairobi: A Kenyan court has charged four men on Monday, suspected to be Somalis, for assisting al Qaeda-linked militants during the siege at the Westgate mall in Nairobi in which 67 people were killed.

The attack was claimed by Islamist group al-Shabaab. Although nationalities of the four men are yet to be confirmed, it is being suspected that they belong to Somali.

The four men charged by the court have been named as Mohamed Ahmed Abdi, Liban Abdullah Omar, Adnan Ibrahim and Hussein Hassan. They pleaded not guilty to the charges during the hearing.

Several nations including US, British, Israel had joined Kenyan investigators at the site of the attack.

The charges include obtaining false identification documents and providing support and shelter to the gunmen.

First Published: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 18:33

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