NAIROBI, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Forensic experts who are investigating a recent terrorist attack in Kenya have recovered a vehicle which they believe was used by the Al-Qaida-allied militants Al-Shabaab during the attack at the mall.
A security official who is close to the investigations said the saloon car was found parked a few minutes from the Westgate mall's main entrance. He said the car was recovered on Thursday.
"The police are looking for the owner of the car which was recovered on Thursday. We found some devices and other paraphernalia which we believe were used by the terrorists to attack the mall," the security officer who sought anonymity told Xinhua on Friday.
The police have appealed to the public who left their vehicles at the gutted Westgate shopping mall to go and claim them.
"But a few people have responded. We don't know whether the vehicles' owners died, were injured in the attack or are afraid," he added.
Unknown number of heavily armed terrorists attacked Westgate Mall, a popular upscale shopping center in Nairobi on Sept. 21, killing at least 61 civilians and six security officers.
Kenyan security services were only able to end the attack and restore order on Tuesday. Somali group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in the media, and said that it was in response to Nairobi's October 2011 military intervention against Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
Meanwhile, at least 59 people are still listed as missing following the attack, the Kenya Red Cross Society which has been leading rescue mission said.
The humanitarian agency said tracing services were carried out all morgues in Kenya where only 10 missing persons were found alive with families and two bodies were positively identified by their close families.
"There has been inquiry from various nationalities in search of their missing colleagues," KRCS said in a statement released on Friday.
"We have been receiving calls from the Australian, Chinese, Norwegian and South African embassies inquiring on whether we have any of their nationals as victims," it said.
White widow passport illegally acquired: S. African official
JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- A South African passport belonging to the British woman dubbed the White Widow allegedly related with the Kenyan mall terror attack was fraudulently acquired, a government official said on Thursday.
The preliminary investigation indicated that "the passport was cancelled in 2011," said South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor in Pretoria. Full story