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4 Somalis charged with aiding Westgate Mall attack

NAIROBI, Kenya – Authorities in Kenya have charged four Somali nationals with offensives related to September’s terrorist attack on Westgate Mall that killed 67 people.

A court ordered the four men – Mohamed Ahmed Abdi, Liban Abdulla Omar, Hussein Hassan Mustafah, and Aden Abdikadir Ibrahim – imprisoned until a court hearing next week.

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Among the charges were harbouring a fugitive and illegally registering as a Kenyan.

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Authorities have detained dozens of people in the wake of the four-day mall siege, but had not said any suspects were directly related to the attack. It’s unclear how many arrests have been made.

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The Somali militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack and said it was in retaliation for Kenyan troops’ deployment in southern Somalia.