Source: Terrorists Ran Store in Besieged Kenyan Mall

To anyone shopping at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, it would likely have seemed just another store.

Kenya Mall Attack

The attack happened at an upscale shopping center (credit: WGME)

But according to a Kenyan intelligence official, the small shop concealed an ominous secret. It was rented by the Al-Shabaab terrorists, or their associates, who within a year would carry out an attack on the upscale shopping mall.

The information — revealed Friday to CNN by the source, who is close to the investigation into the attack — suggests the Somalian terror organization had been planning the operation at least that long.

How the team of terrorists got their weapons and explosives into the mall without notice is a central part of the investigation into the attack, which left at least 67 people dead and parts of the upscale mall in ruins.

Click here to read the full story on CNN.com.

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