Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed, interviewed by US public broadcaster PBS on Monday, was asked about reports Americans and Britons were among those to blame for the carnage.
“Yes,” Mohamed said. “From the information that we have, two or three Americans, and I think so far I have heard of one Brit.”
The Briton was a woman, the minister said.
“Woman. And she has, I think, done this many times before,” she added.
“The Americans, from the information we have, are young men, about between maybe 18 and 19,” she said, adding they were of Somali or Arab origin but “lived in the US, in Minnesota and one other place.”
“So, basically, look, that just was to underline, I think, the global nature of this war that we’re fighting,” Mohamed added.
Meanwhile, the Kenyan interior ministry announced that troops were “in control” of Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, with all the hostages trapped by al-Shebaab militants believed to have been freed.
A government spokesman told AFP the three-day-long siege, in which the attackers massacred at least 62 shoppers and staff, was close to being declared over. He said special forces combing the building were no longer encountering any resistance.
Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents have claimed the attack, which began Saturday, when the gunmen marched into the Israel-sponsored complex, firing grenades and automatic weapons and sending panicked shoppers scrambling for their lives.
According to the Hostages who have been rescued from the Mall ,the terrorist ring Leader is a Lady with a “British accent” , which is described and Now being recognized by the Intelligence officials as Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed “ the White Widow is a Muslims convert from Aylesbury Bukinghamshire.
The gang leader of the terrorist group was a British Origin Lady named Samantha Lewthwaite who is the Widow of the Muslim fundamentalist husband Jermaine Lindsay, blew himself up on a Piccadilly Line train during the 7/7 attacks in 2005, is also wanted over a bomb plot to kill hundreds of British tourists in Mombasa. Together with her British accomplice Jermaine Grant, the pair were days away from carrying out their attack before being arrested in December 2011.
Samantha escaped from Britain in the year 2005 and Joined Al Shabab Terrorist Organisation in Somalia in 2005.
She is among the most wanted terrorist In the East Africa in connection with a grenade Attack on a bar in Mombasa Packed with tourists that Killed 3 People.
CNN has revealed also that three of the terrorist involved in the attack at the Westgate Shopping Mall are Americans from Kansas City and Minnesota.