REFILE-UPDATE 10-Kenya says "defeated" mall militants, death toll 67

Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:28pm EDT
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* Kenyan president says operation over, militants "defeated"

* Says 5 militants dead, 11 held, 67 other people dead

* Bodies still under rubble of collapsed floors

* Unclear if British woman, Americans among militants

* Al Shabaab deny women involved, no mention of surviving gunmen

By Richard Lough and Edmund Blair

NAIROBI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Kenya's president said his forces had "defeated" Islamists from Somalia's al Shabaab on Tuesday, shooting dead five and capturing 11 others suspected of killing 67 people during a four-day siege at a shopping mall.

"The operation is now over," Uhuru Kenyatta told Kenyans in a televised address, adding that more bodies, seemingly both gunmen and hostages, remained under rubble after three floors in part of the Westgate centre collapsed late in the mission.   Continued...