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In pictures: Westgate terror attack memorial, nine years on

Members of the public being rescued from the Westgate Mall. [File, Standard]

Today, Kenya commemorates the ninth-year anniversary since the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi was attacked by suspected militants on September 21, 2013.

The attack that sparked a four-day siege in which large parts of the mall were destroyed, left at least 67 people dead.   

Al-Shabab militia group claimed responsibility for the attack in their response to Kenya carrying out operations on Somali territory.

Two suspects, Mohammed Abdi and Hassan Mustafa were found guilty of the attack and were sentenced to serve 33 and 18 years respectively.

  The Standard remembers the attack and memorial through the years in the pictures below.

Members of Swaminarayan Gadi Temple in Parklands, Nairobi during a memorial service in 2014 for victims of the Westgate terror attack. [Photo: Andrew Kilonzi, Standard]

Members of Swaminarayan Gadi Temple in Parklands Nairobi during a memorial service in 2014 for victims of the Westgate terror attack.  [File, Standard]

Business back to normal at Westgate Shopping mall after a terror attack that claimed at least 67 lives. [Jenipher Wachie, Standard]

Business operation back to normal at Westgate Shopping mall after a terror attack that claimed at least 67 lives. [Jenipher Wachie, Standard]

KDF officers take cover during the Westgate Shopping Mall terror attack in September 2013. [File, Standard] 

Journalists take cover during the Westgate Shopping Mall terror attack in September 2013. [File, Standard]

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 Kenya army fighting vehicles leave Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi after flashing out the suspected terrorist that invaded the mall killing at least 67 people. [File, Standard]