Dutch terrorist Kenia not confirmed

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The Kenyan Minister of Internal Affairs, Ole Lenku, contradicts that it's certain one of the terrorists, responsible for the attack in the Nairobi shopping mall, is Dutch.The Minister stated on a press conference there is no clarity about the nationality of the terrorists.Earlier in the afternoon on Wednesday Kenya State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu told CNN one of the attackers was Dutch, another British. He went on to say that Kenyan authorities believe attackers of a few other nationalities were involved.

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Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku told reporters Wednesday that authorities cannot confirm the nationalities of the terrorists until forensic testing is complete. He said the United States, Israel, Britain, Germany, and Canada are helping in the mall forensic investigation. Al-Shabaab had previously claimed that Americans were involved in the attack

The Dutch ambassador in Nairobi could not confirm the report about the alleged Dutch nationality of one of the perpetrators. He says that if there is an offender with the Dutch nationality, he was most likely slain or fled.

The attack on the mall and the hostage situation that lasted a few days, cost the lives of at least 61 civilians and six soldiers. Five terrorists were also slain. The death toll is expected to rise

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