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Kenya terror probe Briton freed

A Brition arrested in Kenya in the wake of the Westgate Mall terror attack has been released without charge.

The man, understood to be a 35-year-old of Somali origin, was detained at Jomo Kenyatta Airport last week as he tried to leave the country.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm that a British national has been released from custody in Nairobi."

Meanwhile, the Kenyan authorities said another person had been arrested in connection with the atrocity, which left 67 people dead.

Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said the arrest was made yesterday, but refused to give any further details.

Kenyan officials have arrested 12 people in connection with the attack, but three have been freed.

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