Kenyan Foreign Minister: Attackers were from U.S.

BY newsdesk  September 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM EST

Kenya’s Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed just confirmed some of the attackers in the deadly siege still unfolding in an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi had come from the U.S.

Mohamed told the NewsHour’s Margaret Warner some of the attackers were originally from Minnesota and Missouri.

“From the information we have, they are young men, about 18-19 years old, of Somali or Arab origin…That just goes to underline the global nature of the war that we’re fighting.” — Kenya’s Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed

Margaret Warner’s full interview with Mohammed will air Monday on the NewsHour.