Norway probes links to Kenya attack suspect

Civilians who had been hiding during gunbattles hold their hands in the air as a precautionary measure before being searched by armed police leading them to safety, inside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sept. 21, 2013. (Photo: Jonathan Kalan, AP)A Norwegian citizen may be at the heart of the terror attack that took place in Kenya's Westgate Mall last month, police in the Scandinavian nation have said.
Martin Bernsen, head of information at the Norwegian Police Security Service, said Friday that while an investigation is underway a suspect's name has not been released.
However, the BBC and New York Times have identified a suspect — one of four — in the investigation by police in Norway as Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, 23, a citizen of Norway who was born in Somalia.
It is alleged that Dhuhulow is one of four gunmen seen in security footage taken at the Westgate Mall complex. Dhuhulow is reported to be seen in dramatic new surveillance footage released today that shows panicked crowds attempting to flee as armed men storm the shopping complex on Sept 21.
Separately, officials in Kenya, speaking on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press, said that two boxes of charred body parts have been delivered to the city morgue and that four AK-47 assault rifles were found alongside the remains.
It is not clear if the remains are those of two of the gunmen, although initial indications are that it is a strong possibility.
The al-Shabab terror network has claimed responsibility for the attack in which at least 67 people died when militants stormed the shopping mall on the outskirts of Kenya's capital city.

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