NAIROBI — A military spokesman on Saturday confirmed the names of the four fighters implicated in the attack on the upscale Westgate Mall in Kenya's capital last month, an assault that turned into a four-day-long siege, killing at least 67 people.
Major Emmanuel Chirchir said the attackers were Abu Baara al-Sudani, Omar Nabhan, Khattab al-Kene and Umayr, names that were first broadcast by a local Kenyan television station.
"I confirm those are the names of the terrorist," he said, in a Twitter message sent to The Associated Press.
The identities of the men come as a private television station in Nairobi obtained and broadcast the closed circuit television footage from the Nairobi mall. The footage shows no more than four attackers.
The footage contradicts earlier government statements which indicated that between 10 to 15 attackers were involved in the Sept. 21 attack, although the footage may not show all of the assailants that took part on the attack.
Al-Shabab, al-Qaida's affiliate in neighboring Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was revenge for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia in 2011 that was aimed at flushing out the extremists.