|Two Americans, Briton among killers in Kenya
Two or three young American men and a British woman were among the group of attackers who stormed a partly Israeli owned Nairobi mall killing more than 60 people, officials said.
Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed, interviewed by US public broadcaster PBS, was asked about reports Americans and Britons were among those to blame for the carnage.
“Yes,'' Mohamed said. “From the information that we have, two or three Americans, and I think so far I have heard of one Brit.''
The Briton was a woman, Mohamed said.
“Woman. Woman. And she has, I think, done this many times before,'' she told PBS.
“The Americans, from the information we have, are young men, about between maybe 18 and 19,'' she said, adding they were of Somali or Arab origin but ''lived in the US, in Minnesota and one other place.''
“So, basically, look, that just was to underline, I think, the global nature of this war that we're fighting,'' Mohamed added.
A government spokesman told AFP the three-day-long siege, in which the attackers massacred at least 62 shoppers and staff, was close to being declared over. He said special forces combing the building were no longer encountering any resistance.
Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents have claimed the attack.