Explosive experts scour Kenya mall after siege for traps
NAIROBI (AFP) - Explosive experts searched on Wednesday for possible booby-traps in the wreckage of a Nairobi shopping mall after a four-day bloodbath by Islamist gunmen, as fears grew over the fate of dozens still missing.
"They are checking for any potential explosive devices left behind," a security source said, adding that specialist remote-controlled demining robots were on hand.
An AFP reporter outside the bullet-riddled mall also saw teams of sniffer dogs, which will check not only for explosives, but for the grim expectation of the bodies of over 60 missing victims.
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced late Tuesday the 80-hour siege was over, with the "immense" loss of 61 civilians and six members of the security forces.