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29-Oct-2013  
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Two Kenyans soldiers have been sacked and jailed for looting during last month's attack on the Westgate shopping centre, the army chief has said.

Julius Karangi said that a third soldier was under investigation.

He has previously said that soldiers had only taken water during the four-day siege, despite CCTV footage seeming to show them helping themselves to goods in a supermarket.

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab says it was behind the attack, which killed 67. At the same news conference, Police Criminal Investigation Department head Ndegwa Muhoro said that a phone call had been made to Norway during the siege.

One of the suspected attackers has been named as 23-year-old Somalia-born Norwegian national, Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow. The Kenyan army has said that all four of the attackers died.

Officials had initially said there were 10-15 attackers. Mr Muhoro said that five other people were in detention over the attack and would be charged soon.
 
 
 
Source: BBC
 
 

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