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FBI: Gunmen in Westgate siege in Kenya probably died

The gunmen were captured on camera firing their weapons inside deserted shops at the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. Credit: Reuters TV

The FBI believe the four gunmen who stormed a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last year, killing at least 67 people, died in the attack.

The Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the September 21 attack on the Westgate Mall, which led to a three-day siege, though the fate of the gunmen has never been confirmed.

Dennis Brady, the FBI legal attache in Nairobi, said in an interview on the bureau's website: "We believe, as do the Kenyan authorities, that the four gunmen inside the mall were killed."

He added: "Our ERT (Evidence Response Team) made significant finds, and there is no evidence that any of the attackers escaped from the area where they made their last stand."