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Forensics team seeks Westgate Mall terror attack evidence

By - CYRUS OMBATI | October 3rd 2013


NAIROBI; KENYA: Foreign forensics experts returned to the Westgate Shopping Mall terrorist attack site for more samples from bodies being discovered since Monday as the recovery process continued.

The officials have been visiting mortuaries where remains of some of the victims have been preserved.

Those familiar with the exercise said they expect to recover more bodies from the rubble.

“There are indications of getting more bodies and this exercise may take up to next week,” said one of those involved in the exercise who did not want to be named.

Post-mortems were conducted yesterday on the bodies of two military personnel discovered on Tuesday.

Results of the tests were not immediately available.

FBI agents – along with investigators from Britain, Canada, Israel and Germany – are in the country to investigate the crime scene.

They are working with investigation agents from the country.

There have been no details on what the international team has discovered so far in the bullet-scarred and scorched mall, but they are expected to submit their reports independently.

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