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Nairobi's Westgate Mall to re-open nearly 2 years after al-Shabab attack left at least 67 dead

  • Kenyan dignitaries take a tour of the Westgate Mall, during a viewing for the media prior to it being re-opened to the public, in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Kenyan officials say the city's Westgate Mall will re-open Saturday, nearly two years after an attack there on Sept. 21, 2013 by al-Shabab extremists left at least 67 people dead and led to a four-day siege by security forces. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenyan dignitaries take a tour of the Westgate Mall, during a viewing for the media prior to it being re-opened to the public, in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Kenyan officials say the city's Westgate Mall will re-open Saturday, nearly two years after an attack there on Sept. 21, 2013 by al-Shabab extremists left at least 67 people dead and led to a four-day siege by security forces. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A cameraman films over a statue of an elephant, the symbol of the supermarket chain Nakumatt, as media follow Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on a tour of Westgate Mall, during a viewing for the media prior to it being re-opened to the public, in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Kenyan officials say the city's Westgate Mall will re-open Saturday, nearly two years after an attack there on Sept. 21, 2013 by al-Shabab extremists left at least 67 people dead and led to a four-day siege by security forces. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    A cameraman films over a statue of an elephant, the symbol of the supermarket chain Nakumatt, as media follow Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on a tour of Westgate Mall, during a viewing for the media prior to it being re-opened to the public, in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Kenyan officials say the city's Westgate Mall will re-open Saturday, nearly two years after an attack there on Sept. 21, 2013 by al-Shabab extremists left at least 67 people dead and led to a four-day siege by security forces. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Employees of the supermarket chain Nakumatt walk towards the shop as a worker cleans the floors of the Westgate Mall with a mop, during a viewing for the media prior to it being re-opened to the public, in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Kenyan officials say the city's Westgate Mall will re-open Saturday, nearly two years after an attack there on Sept. 21, 2013 by al-Shabab extremists left at least 67 people dead and led to a four-day siege by security forces. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Employees of the supermarket chain Nakumatt walk towards the shop as a worker cleans the floors of the Westgate Mall with a mop, during a viewing for the media prior to it being re-opened to the public, in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Kenyan officials say the city's Westgate Mall will re-open Saturday, nearly two years after an attack there on Sept. 21, 2013 by al-Shabab extremists left at least 67 people dead and led to a four-day siege by security forces. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

Kenyan officials say the city's Westgate Mall will re-open Saturday, nearly two years after an attack there by al-Shabab extremists left at least 67 people dead.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Tuesday toured the Westgate Mall, which has been largely refurbished since the devastating attack that led to a four-day siege by security forces.

The violence that erupted on Sept. 21, 2013 when four militants entered the mall and began firing on civilians left the mall in shambles, with bullet-scarred walls, shattered windows and flooded floors.

The four gunmen are believed to have died from smoke inhalation from a fire that collapsed part of the building.

Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 after cross-border attacks by al-Shabab, which then vowed retaliation for the military presence in Somalia.