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Kenya Mall Attack: 3 American Teens Allegedly Among Gunman

Tue, September 24, 2013 9:21am EDT by Chloe Melas 1 Comment
Courtesy of Twitter

The Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed claims that three Americans and a British woman are responsible for the horrific terrorist attacks on Sept. 21, in which 68 people were murdered at a popular shopping mall in Kenya. There reportedly still a standoff at the mall and the terrorists claim that they are still holding hostages.

The scary, senseless and bloody attack at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, left millions all over the world shocked. Now, Kenya’s foreign minister is claiming that three Americans from Minnesota, who are between the ages of 18 and 19 years old, of Somali or Arab origin, were among those allegedly responsible for the horrific attack. The terrorist group, Al Shabab, is reportedly the one that is the umbrella organization that carried it out. 

Kenya Mall Terrorist Attack — Three Americans Among Those Allegedly Responsible

The terrorists, who claim to be wearing the uniforms of dead Kenyan soldiers, are tweeting from the site of the attack and claiming that “no hostage is getting out alive.”

The horrible attack is unfortunately hitting close to American soil, because Amina Mohamed, the Kenyan Foreign Minister claims that Americans were involved.  The Chief Investigations Editor at KTN, Mohammed Ali, tweeted a picture of the terrorists walking around the mall, carrying machine guns.

Minnesota, is known to have a large Somali community, and they are reportedly recruited to take part in terrorist activity. Propaganda used to lure these men and woman overseas includes things like “this is the real Disneyland, you have to join us.”

The FBI claims that they cannot confirm that Americans were involved in this attack. A source at the FBI claims: “We just don’t know yet. We’re still trying to figure it out.”

The State Department also said: “[We have] no definitive evidence of the nationalities or the identities’ of the attackers.

Five Americans were among the ones wounded in the terrorist attack which included gunshots, grenades and an explosion.

WATCH: ABC News Coverage: Kenyan Troups Enter Westgate Mall

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