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Kenya's Foreign Minister Reportedly Says Al Qaeda, Not Just Al-Shabab, Is Behind Mall Attack

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Kenyan Defense Forces leave the near vicinity of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)

Kenya's foreign minister told Al Jazeera that the terrorist group Al Qaeda, not just Al-Shabab, was behind this weekend's deadly mall attack.

Kenyan Defense Forces leave the near vicinity of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)

In an interview Monday, Amina Mohamed told the news-outlet that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attack and two-day stand off that has killed at least 68 people.

Mohamed said roughly 20 men and women from a variety of nationalities were behind the attack, according to Al Jazeera.

This is a breaking news story. Updates will be added.

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