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Kenya's Foreign Minister Says Mall Attackers Included Americans

Amina Mohamed said Monday "two or three" Americans and "one Brit" were among the attackers who killed at least 62 people in an attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall.

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The Kenyan official said the Americans involved were 18 to 19 years old, of Somali or Arab origin and were from "Minnesota and one other place" in the U.S.

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The interview aired Monday night on PBS Newshour. Earlier in the day, U.S. officials said they were looking into whether Americans were involved in the attack.

There has been "no definitive evidence of the nationalities or the identities" of the attackers, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Jon Passantino is a deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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