Nairobi Mall Massacre Investigation: Kenyan Soldiers Describe Scenes of Horror, Torture, Body Parts — Parts of Mall “Demolished”

Leaving: Kenyan Defence Force soldiers move away from the Westgate mall after the siege ended

Leaving: Kenyan Defence Force soldiers move away from  the Westgate mall after the siege ended

  • Kenyan soldiers claim to find scenes of  torture by mall terrorists
  • They say children  found dead in food fridges with knives still in bodies
  • Men were said to have been castrated and  had fingers removed

By  Paul Bentley

The Daily Mail

Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted  out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday with claims hostages  were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in  the ceiling.

Men were said to have been castrated and had  fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged.

Children were found dead in the food court  fridges with knives still embedded in their bodies, it was claimed.

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Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceilingSoldiers have told of the horrific torture meted out by  terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday as the first pictures of  inside the centre have emerged

 

Most of the defeated terrorists, meanwhile,  were reportedly discovered ‘burnt to ashes’, set alight by the last extremist  standing to try to protect their identities.

The horrifying details came yesterday as the  first pictures emerged from within the wreckage of the building, showing piles  of bodies left strewn across the floor.

A third of the mall was destroyed in the  battle between terrorists and Kenyan troops.

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Lying in the rubble are feared to be the  bodies of as many as 71 civilians who have been declared missing by the Kenyan  Red Cross.

With detectives, including the FBI and the  Metropolitan Police, still unable to reach the wrecked part of the mall for fear  of setting off explosives, it could take up to a week to determine exactly who  is still inside.

 

Security forces storm Kenya mall as building  burns in siege
 
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Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged during the four day siege Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers  removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged during the four day siege

 

Pictured is the aftermath at Westgate Shopping Mall where the roof of the car park collapsed crushing three floors Pictured is the aftermath at Westgate Shopping Mall  where the roof of the car park collapsed crushing three floors

 

 

Yesterday, soldiers and doctors who were  among the first people into the mall after it was reclaimed on Tuesday, spoke of  the horrifying scenes inside.

‘You find people with hooks hanging from the  roof,’ said one Kenyan doctor, who asked not to be named.

‘They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your  hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the  blood.

‘They drive knives inside a child’s body.

‘Actually if you look at all the bodies,  unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are  ripped by pliers. Here it was pain.’

A soldier, who took pictures at a bread  counter and at the ArtCaffe, said he was so traumatised by what he saw he has  had to seek counselling.

Bomb disposal experts with sniffer dogs were  yesterday painstakingly combing the part of the building still standing for  explosives before clearing forensic officers, police and troops to search for  bodies.

Footage shows full extent of destruction to  Westgate mall

 

Yesterday, soldiers and doctors who were among the first people into the mall after it was reclaimed on Tuesday, spoke of the horrifying scenes insideYesterday, soldiers and doctors who were among the first  people into the mall after it was reclaimed on Tuesday, spoke of the horrifying  scenes inside

 

Bomb disposal experts with sniffer dogs were yesterday painstakingly combing the part of the building still standing for explosives before clearing forensic officers, police and troops to search for bodiesBomb disposal experts with sniffer dogs were yesterday  painstakingly combing the part of the building still standing for explosives  before clearing forensic officers, police and troops to search for  bodies

 

The collapse happened on Monday when government troops launched a massive assault on the mall where up to 150 people are thought to have been killedThe collapse happened on Monday when government troops  launched a massive assault on the mall where up to 150 people are thought to  have been killed

 

Images also emerged yesterday revealing the  true extent of the destruction caused to the centre during  the four-day battle  between Kenyan forces and Islamic militants.

The first pictures taken inside the site show  a gaping hole in the mall’s roof after  three storeys collapsed when Kenyan soldiers fired rocket-propelled grenades  inside the complex,  knocking out a support column, a government official said.

Children’s buggies are left abandoned just  metres from the yawning pit, as cars hang  precariously over the edge. Beneath many more  vehicles lie on top of each  other, smashed to pieces.

The collapse happened on Monday when  government troops launched a massive  assault on the mall where up to 150 people  are thought to have been  killed.

During the firefight, hostages reportedly had  their throats slashed from ear to ear and were thrown screaming from third-floor  balconies as the siege came to a bloody end. Forensics teams, still sifting  through the mountains of rubble, fear many more bodies are yet to be  found.

Shell-shocked Kenyan troops said the inside  of the Israeli-run mall resembled a ‘scene from a horror movie’ with blood  spattered everywhere and dead bodies strewn across the floor.

Between 10 and 15 terrorists are thought to have stormed the mall on Saturday, according to Kenyan officials. The police said five insurgents were killed in the battle and at least 10 taken into custodyBetween 10 and 15 terrorists are thought to have stormed  the mall on Saturday, according to Kenyan officials. The police said five  insurgents were killed in the battle and at least 10 taken into  custody

 

The main thrust of the operation began at 6am  on Monday when troops and helicopters surrounded the building, but their efforts  were hampered by an Al Shabaab sniper who managed to pin them back for nearly 24  hours.

As tear gas was used to try to flush him out,  another terrorist reportedly blew himself up. It is believed the resulting fire  may have killed dozens of shoppers in a supermarket.

The following day, the soldiers were ordered  to adopt a ‘shoot to kill’  policy and launched their final attack on the terror  group on the roof  of the mall at 5pm.

The mall was retaken about half an hour  later.

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Between 10 and 15 terrorists  are thought to have stormed the mall on Saturday, according to Kenyan  officials.

The police said five insurgents were killed  in the battle and at least 10 taken into custody.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2434278/Kenya-mall-attack
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