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Norway security authorities probe possible Nairobi terror link. The Norwegian citizen of Somali origin is under suspicion of having been involved in planning and carrying out September’s terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi which left some 70 people dead. Norway’s Police Security Service (PST) released in a statement that they are investigating whether this is so, and are working with the Kenyan authorities. “The investigation will have as main purpose to help and prevent any new terrorist acts, and to investigate whether, and to what extent the named Norwegian man was involved in the attack. The investigation will also seek to identify any person associated with al-Shabaab as well as to assist the Kenyan authorities with their ongoing investigation,” they said.

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Norway security authorities probe possible Nairobi terror link

Published on Thursday, 10th October, 2013 at 21:56 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 10th October 2013 at 22:14.

The Norwegian citizen of Somali origin is under suspicion of having been involved in planning and carrying out September’s terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi which left some 70 people dead.

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Norway’s Police Security Service (PST) released in a statement that they are investigating whether this is so, and are working with the Kenyan authorities.

“The investigation will have as main purpose to help and prevent any new terrorist acts, and to investigate whether, and to what extent the named Norwegian man was involved in the attack. The investigation will also seek to identify any person associated with al-Shabaab as well as to assist the Kenyan authorities with their ongoing investigation,” they said.

Whilst the PST told NRK “we have no information that the planning of the attack took place in Norway”, Kenyan paper The Star reports this is what local police believe.

They think the planning also took place in Somalia, and officers have written to the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi for help to locate the Somali, a refugee believed to be in his 20s, now living in Norway.

“We have no indication the terror suspect is in Norway as of presently,” said the PST’s Jan Glent to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.

Norwegian military intelligence is also cooperating with the PST in the investigation. No details of what this entails are given.

The attack took place on Saturday the 21st September when around 20 people entered the Westgate mall and opened fire killing many and taking others hostage.

The terrorists, from the organisation al-Shabaab, allegedly let any Muslims in the mall leave before attacking.

They held onto the mall for four days before Kenyan forces were able to take control of the situation.

Publication The Star also reports President Uhuru Kenyatta has admitted the operation was botched.



Published on Thursday, 10th October, 2013 at 21:56 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 10th October 2013 at 22:14.

This post has the following tags: nairobiterrorattack, norwaysuspect.





  
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