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Dec 12, 2013

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NEW YORK: The four attackers responsible for killing at least 67 people at a Kenyan shopping mall may have escaped due to lax security, according to a New York police report released on Tuesday.

The victims aged eight to 78 were killed at the Westgate mall in Nairobi during a terrifying assault claimed by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked Shebab terror group last September.

nairobi-kenya-shopping-mall-siege-attackers-NYPD-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationThe media previously speculated the gunmen may have escaped in the chaos of the fighting, although security sources in Kenya said they died in a final stand off with Kenyan commandos.

The New York police report said the last confirmed sighting of the attackers on the mall’s CCTV system was on September 22 at 00:54 hours, 12 hours after the start of the attack.

nairobi-kenya-shopping-mall-siege-attackers-NYPD-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-information“It is unknown if the terrorists were killed or escaped the mall. A major contributing factor to this uncertainty was the failure to maintain a secure perimeter around the mall,” it said.

The police conclusions are based on information gathered by its officers and unclassified open source information, it said.

The Americans also said that most of the victims were nairobi-kenya-shopping-mall-siege-attackers-NYPD-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-information“probably” killed in the first hour of the attack despite it taking almost four days for Kenya to declare the shopping center safe.

The day before doing so, Kenyan forces started a fire and collapsed a large part of the mall, the report said.

Interpol is assisting Kenya in trying to identify four bodies suspected of being those of the gunmen. No identification has yet been announced.

The New York report also highlighted poor coordination and communication between police and the army, which saw troops kill one police officer and wound the commander of a police team.

The New York police report also voiced fears for future attacks. “It also clearly illustrates that armed assaults by terrorists on ‘soft’ targets such as a shopping mall are a simple, effective and easy to copy tactic,” it said.

In Kenya, four ethnic Somalis are due in court next week over the massacre, charged with supporting a terrorist group.

They also face charges of entering Kenya illegally and obtaining false identification documents.

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