U.S. Forensic Teams Join Kenya Mall Siege Investigation

(CBS News) NAIROBI, Kenya -- Five days after the terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya, more bodies were pulled from beneath the rubble of the Westgate Mall Wednesday.

(CBS News) NAIROBI, Kenya -- Five days after the terrorist attack in Nairobi,
Kenya, more bodies were pulled from beneath the rubble of the Westgate Mall
Wednesday.


New video released by the Kenyan government shows the full extent of the
destruction.

Three floors collapsed after a fire and a series of explosions crippled part
of the shopping complex. It was still smoldering Wednesday.

New video released by the Kenyan government shows the full extent of the siege's destruction.

New video released by the Kenyan government shows the
full extent of the siege's destruction.

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Forensic teams from the United States and Europe joined the investigation,
sifting through the rubble and gathering evidence.

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Bomb disposal teams from the FBI began fingerprint, DNA and ballistic
analysis to help determine the identities of the victims and the al-Shabab
gunmen.

Government officials would say little about the attack, other than it
appeared to be well planned.

The massive amount of firepower suggests the militants may have rented a
store and stashed their weapons inside the mall ahead of the attack.

We asked officials whether they could comment on indications that the
militants may have hired a shop and had been planning the attack for several
months.

"Whether the terrorists hired a shop in the mall is a rumor we have had just
like you, and we will treat as such until the forensic exercise and any other
investigation taking place prove it otherwise," government officials told CBS
News.

Flags were flown at half staff to mark a three-day period of mourning as
Kenyans continue to hold funerals for the dozens of victims killed in the
attack.

On Wednesday night, for the first time, the leader of al-Shabab in Somalia
confirmed his group was responsible for the massacre in retaliation for Kenya's
military involvement in Somalia. He warned there would be more violence to come
unless Kenya pulls its troops out of Somalia.

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