Smoke rises from the Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 23, 2013. (AFP/Getty)
By Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY
A Norwegian citizen may be at the heart of the terror attack that took place in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, last month, police in the Scandinavian nation have said.
The BBC and New York Times have identified a suspect - one of four -in the investigation by police as Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, 23, a citizen of Norway who was born in Somalia. However, Martin Bernsen, head of information at the Norwegian Police Security Service, said Friday that while an investigation is underway a suspect's name has not been released.
It is alleged that Dhuhulow is one of four gunmen seen in security footage take at the Westgate Mall complex.
Separately, officials in Kenya, speaking on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press, said that two boxes of charred body parts have been delivered to the city morgue and that four AK-47 assault rifles were found alongside the remains. It is not clear if the remains are those of two of the gunmen.
The al-Shabab terror network has claimed responsibility for the attack in which at least 67 people died when militants stormed the shopping mall on the outskirts of Kenya's capital city.