Kenya Mall Attack: Foreign Experts Join Forensic Hunt

Kenya Mall Attack: Foreign Experts Join Forensic Hunt

Kenya's investigation into a bloody siege by Islamist militants in Nairobi has been joined by experts from the US, UK, Germany, Canada and Interpol.

Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said forensic experts are combing the Westgate shopping complex for DNA and ballistic clues.

He confirmed that five militants were dead and said the bodies of more were expected to be found.

Funerals are continuing to be held for the 67 civilian and military victims.

"We have moved to the next phase," Mr Lenku told a news briefing in Nairobi, saying that he expected the forensic audit to take at least seven days.

He said he did not expect the death toll to rise significantly.

Several bodies are thought to be trapped under rubble after three floors of the building collapsed. Mr Lenku said he only expected bodies of militants to be found.

Work is continuing to establish their identities, including whether one was a woman, he added, saying: "We want to again request you to allow the forensic experts to determine whether that is true."


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