(CNN) — Kenyan counterterrorism sources are looking at a Norwegian citizen of Somali descent as a possible suspect in the Westgate mall attack last month, the sources told CNN Friday.
The Norwegian citizen is believed to have ties to Mohamed Abdikadir Mohamed, known as Ikrima, who is regarded as one of the most dangerous commanders in the Somali terror group Al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bloody four-day siege at the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, where at least 67 people died.
U.S. officials said Ikrima was the target of a raid earlier this month by U.S. Navy SEALs on an Al-Shabaab compound near the town of Baraawe in Somalia. It’s believed that he escaped after the U.S. troops came under heavy fire.
CNN’s Tim Lister and Paul Cruikshank contributed to this report.