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Gunfire rings out at Kenya mall after president declares end to siege; Kenyans mourn the dead

Ramesh Vaya, center, is comforted by family members after lighting the funeral pyre for his wife Malti, who was shot dead in the attack on the Westgate Mall, at her funeral at the Hindu Crematorium in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Ramesh and his brother both lost their wives in the attack. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have finally defeated a small group of terrorists after four days of fighting at the Nairobi mall. (AP Photo/Kate Holt)
September 25, 2013 - 12:32 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya - Gunshots rang out from the upscale mall in Kenya's capital even after the president declared an end to a four-day siege by Islamic militants.

Government spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the shots were fired by Kenyan forces going through the building. But a top security official says Kenyan forces are still investigating where shots fired the night before came from. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

Kenyans began three days of mourning Wednesday as authorities prepared for the gruesome task of recovering possibly dozens more victims.

The city morgue says it's preparing to enter the mall and retrieve bodies from inside the mall where three floors collapsed.

The attack claimed by Somali militant group al-Shabab killed at least 67 people and five extremists.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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