2. While preparing for the rampage at the Westgate Mall, assailants from al-Shabab allegedly rented a shop in the mall for three months, where they stored weapons and plotted their atttack, an interior ministry spokesman said.
4. But Interior Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said the rumor was still unconfirmed. “As to whether they had a shop in the mall is something we cannot say categorically,” Lenku said.
6. A U.S. official still said it’s unclear whether Americans were involved in the attack, as investigators begin the long process of sifting through the rubble to look for clues.
CS Lenku: OperationWestgate. Moved to the next phase of forensic investigations.
A cemetery worker walks near the fresh graves of Selima Merali, 41, and her daughter Nuriana Merali, 15, who were killed in the attack.