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Car used by Westgate mall attackers recovered

27 September 2013, 17:21

Nairobi - Forensic experts who are investigating the Westgate mall attack have recovered a vehicle which they believe was used by the attackers during Saturday's siege.

A security official who is close to the investigations said the saloon car was found parked a few minutes from the Westgate mall's main entrance. He said the car was recovered on Thursday.

"The police are looking for the owner of the car which was recovered on Thursday. We found some devices and other paraphernalia which we believe were used by the terrorists to attack the mall," the security officer who sought anonymity told Xinhua on Friday.

The police have appealed to the public who left their vehicles at the gutted Westgate shopping mall to go and claim them.

"But a few people have responded. We don't know whether the vehicles' owners died, were injured in the attack or are afraid," he added.

At least 59 people are still listed as missing following the attack, the Kenya Red Cross Society which has been leading rescue mission said.

The humanitarian agency said tracing services were carried out all morgues in Kenya where only 10 missing persons were found alive with families and two bodies were positively identified by their close families.

"There has been inquiry from various nationalities in search of their missing colleagues," KRCS said in a statement released on Friday.

"We have been receiving calls from the Australian, Chinese, Norwegian and South African embassies inquiring on whether we have any of their nationals as victims," it said.

- Xinhua


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