If true, then all four are still around, heavily pumped up from their great ‘victory, and busily planning other such like terror attacks.
NYPD report into Kenya mall attack suggests only four shooters involved, and all may have escaped
September 21, 2013: A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan, File)
September 26, 2013: This photo released by the Kenya Presidency shows the collapsed upper car park of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Kenya Presidency, File)
A report by the New York Police Department into the September terror attacks at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya suggests that only four gunmen were involved — and all four may have escaped the clutches of the Kenyan police and armed forces.
The report, released Tuesday, casts new doubts on the official story of the attack, which began September 21 when gunmen from the Al Qaeda-linked Somali terror group Al-Shabab attacked the mall, a popular spot among Western diplomats and tourists. After a siege by Kenyan authorities, followed by several explosions that resulted in the partial collapse of the mall on the morning of September 24, government officials claimed that the site had been cleared and that four attackers had died.
“As a cop, I’m very skeptical of claims until I see proof,” NYPD Lt. Det. Kevin Yorke, who prepared and presented the report, said at a press conference Tuesday, adding that there was “a lot of doubt in my mind it is true.”
The report suggests that the four terrorists left the mall long before Kenyan authorities declared the scene cleared.