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Westgate attack suspect acquitted, three put on defence



Three of of the four suspects charged over the Westgate terrorist attack in 2013 have been put on their defence.

They are Abdi Liban, Abdullah Omar and Hussein Hassan Mustafa.

The fourth suspect Ahmed Mohamed was acquitted.

The suspects appeared at the Milimani law courts on Monday.

Chief magistrate Francis Andayi set the mention of the case for January 21.

The suspects had been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, aiding terrorists and being in possession of materials linked to al Shabaab.

The Westgate attack happened on September 21, 2013.

Four masked gunmen attacked the mall, killing at least 67 people and injuring almost 100.

Related: My7-hour ordeal at Westgate – Noordin Haji

Read: Prosecution closes case in Westgate Mall terrorist massacre, four men charged

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