At least three of the attackers responsible for a reign of terror on an upscale Kenyan mall, killing at least 68, are from the United States, CNN reports.
CNN’s Sara Pratley, senior director of coverage at the news network, broke the news on Twitter Sunday afternoon. CNN also reported the news on television.
A State Department official confirmed to TheBlaze on Sunday they are looking into the report that individuals from the U.S. may have been involved in the attacks.
According to NBC Nightly News, the FBI is investigating whether or not Americans are involved in the attack.A spokesperson for the State Department was not made available to TheBlaze for comment Sunday.
On Sunday, Kenyan police said they had launched a “major” assault by security forces to end the two-day hostage situation at Nairobi mall.
Kenya’s Disaster Operation Center said late Sunday that “this will end tonight. Our forces will prevail.”
Word of the Kenyan assault comes shortly after a large blast echoed from the mall, around the start of the operation.