Eight held over Nairobi mall attack, al Shabaab issues new threat

Dawn breaks over the still-smoldering Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Working near bodies crushed by rubble in a bullet-scarred, scorched mall, FBI agents began fingerprint, DNA and ballistic analysis Wednesday to help determine the identities and nationalities of victims and al-Shabab gunmen who attacked the shopping center, killing more than 60 people. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)By James Macharia and Duncan Miriri NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan authorities are holding eight people in connection with an attack by Islamist militants on a Nairobi shopping mall and have released three others after the assault that killed 67 civilians and soldiers, the interior minister said on Friday. Somali Islamist group al Shabaab suggested Saturday’s attack, followed by a four-day siege, would be followed by other actions by its ‘warriors’. …