ATLANTA – Sources within Al Shabaab have released the names of nine of the alleged attackers in the Nairobi, Kenya shopping mall massacre, including two people from Minnesota, according to CNN.
Al Shabaab told CNN that the names are on the Shabaab twitter account. That account has now been closed down, but CNN has obtained the names.
CNN reports Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22, of St. Paul, and Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, of Minneapolis, were among the names listed.
The others, all men in their 20s, are from Missouri, Canada, London, Finland and Somolia.
According to the Associated Press, Kenyan police say they have begun a major assault to end the two-day hostage crisis at the Nairobi mall, in which 68 people have died.