Kenya begins trial of Westgate mall massacre suspects

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One of the telling effects of the terrorist attack: the parking lot at Westgate Mall, destroyed

The trial of four men charged in connection with Kenya’s Westgate mall massacre opened in Nairobi Wednesday.

The court heard testimony from a guard who was outside the upmarket mall when the gunmen launched their attack in September, killing at least 67 people.

One of the telling effects of the terrorist attack: the parking lot at Westgate Mall, destroyed
One of the telling effects of the terrorist attack: the parking lot at Westgate Mall, destroyed

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The men are not accused of carrying out the attack, but of lending support to the gunmen.

Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents claimed the attack.