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updated: 10/18/2013 10:57 AM

Norwegian-Somali 'radicalized' before mall attack

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  • A man reported to be one of the four armed militants walking in a store at the Westgate Mall, during the four-day-long siege at the Westgate Mall in Kenya that killed more than 60 people last month. A security official said four AK-47 rifles, 11 AK-47 magazines and one RPG were recovered at the mall Thursday Oct. 17, 2013. A city morgue official told The Associated Press that the two boxes arrived Thursday, and that a team of foreigners padlocked the boxes Friday.

      A man reported to be one of the four armed militants walking in a store at the Westgate Mall, during the four-day-long siege at the Westgate Mall in Kenya that killed more than 60 people last month. A security official said four AK-47 rifles, 11 AK-47 magazines and one RPG were recovered at the mall Thursday Oct. 17, 2013. A city morgue official told The Associated Press that the two boxes arrived Thursday, and that a team of foreigners padlocked the boxes Friday.
    Associated Press file photo

 
Associated Press

Almost one month after gunmen attacked an upscale mall in kenya, one of them has been identified as a norwegian-somali, officials said friday, as charred body parts taken from a collapsed portion of the shopping center awaited forensics analysis to determine if they were the remains of the assailants. charred pieces of bodies, enough to fill two plastic boxes about a foot wide and across, have been recovered, as well as four ak-47 rifles.

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