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  • Kenyan Mall Massacre Off duty SAS soldier with handgun saves 100 lives

    09/23/2013 6:03:51 PM PDT · by exbrit · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/23/13 | David Bentley, David Williams
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  • Britons caught in crossfire as masked gunmen slaughter 43 in Kenyan mall and terrorists blog attack

    09/22/2013 4:38:55 AM PDT · by BCW · 15 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 21 SEP 2013 | Ellie Buchdahl, Stuart Woledge, Abul Taher and William Turvill
    British nationals were last night ‘undoubtedly’ caught in the terrorist atrocity in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, which has left at least 43 people dead and 200 injured at a shopping centre, said Foreign Secretary William Hague. It has now been claimed the terrorist organisation responsible for the horror was Tweeting updates while it carried out its attack on the Westlands Shopping Centre earlier today. Mr Hague said a British rapid deployment consular team was on its way to Kenya and the Government will chair an emergency Cobra committee meeting. But he could not confirm if any British nationals were killed...
  • Kenya Westgate mall hostage standoff continues; 59 dead so far, minister says

    09/22/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | September 22, 2013, 6:58 AM | CBS/AP
    NAIROBI, Kenya The attack by al Qaeda-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and assault rifles. "The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku said, reassuring the families of the hostages in the upscale Westgate mall. Kenyan forces have already rescued about 1,000 people, he said. Lenku said that there are 10 to...
  • Islam Strikes Again, Kills Innocents Because They Were Not Muslim

    09/21/2013 7:11:05 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 11 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 09/21/13 | LD Jackson
    I suppose this post may qualify me as being an Islamaphobe. Since radical Islam goes out of its way to declare how they aren't radical and are the religion of peace, I just can't help but point out how false that is. It's just tragic that so many people have to die for us to learn that rhetoric for the lie it is. Kenya is the latest hot spot for radical Islam to perform its random acts of kindness murder. Thanks to Doug Ross for the tip. Fox News - The Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab is claiming...
  • Two Canadians, including diplomat, killed in mall terrorist attack in Kenya

    09/21/2013 5:12:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies ^ | Published: September 21, 2013, 7:45 pm
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Two Canadians, including a diplomat, were killed alongside at least 37 others in a terrorist attack in a shopping mall in Kenya, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office said Saturday in a release. “Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms this cowardly, hateful act that apparently targeted innocent civilians who were simply out shopping,” said Harper ine a statement issued early Saturday evening.The Canadian diplomat killed in the attack was identified by the government as Annemarie Desloges, who was posted to the Canadian High Commission as a liaison officer with the Canada Border Services Agency. The other Canadian...
  • Gunmen storm Nairobi Mall, 15 killed

    09/21/2013 7:16:16 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/21/13 | Edmund Blair and Goran Tomasevic
    Gunmen stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 15 people in what Kenya's government said might be a terrorist attack, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Sporadic gun shots could be heard hours after the assault started as soldiers surrounded the mall and police combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. Some local television stations reported hostages had been taken, but there was no official confirmation.
  • Gunmen Storm Nairobi Mall, at Least 25 Killed (On scene photos by Reuters)

    09/21/2013 11:23:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Excerpt of article accompanying 14 photos of attack at source link: Militant gunmen stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 25 people, including children, and sending scores fleeing in panic from shops and restaurants onto the streets, according to witnesses and the Red Cross. Shooting continued hours after the initial assault as troops surrounded the Westgate mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting down the attackers shop by shop. A police officer inside the building said the gunmen were barricaded inside the Nakumatt supermarket, one of Kenya's biggest chains. "We got three bodies from...
  • Witness: Kenya mall attackers target non-Muslims

    09/21/2013 7:28:56 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 9/21/13 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday killing at least 10 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, witnesses said. A local hospital was overwhelmed with the number of wounded being brought in hours after the attack, so they had to divert them to a second facility. Elijah Kamau, who was at the mall at the time of the midday attack, said that the gunmen made a declaration that non-Muslims would be targeted. "The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims...
  • 31 people dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi mall (36 hostages still held by Al Qaeda linked group)

    09/21/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Michael Martinez. Faith Karimi and Zain Verjee, CNN
    There are 31 people confirmed dead in Saturday's attack at a Nairobi shopping mall, the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre tweeted. "Bodies in the lobby area and ground floor to be removed," the organization added. Several hours after the assault began, Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the bloodshed. There were also 100 people injured, the official said. As darkness fell in Nairobi, authorities said as many as 36 hostages are still being held by the gunmen in the mall... Americans were also injured in the attack, said Deputy State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf. But...
  • 'All Muslims leave...we only want to kill non-Muslims': Gunmen massacre at least 30 in Kenyan mall

    09/21/2013 11:48:06 AM PDT · by matt04 · 97 replies
    Kenyan police and soldiers have pinned down the remaining gunmen who opened fire at a shopping centre earlier today, killing 30 and leaving at least 50 others injured. A security source at the scene in the capital Nairobi confirmed moments ago the attackers have been isolated. The source said: 'The attackers have been isolated and are pinned down in an area on one of the floors - the rest of the mall seems to be secure.' No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is looking increasingly likely the Somalia terrorist group al-Shabaab may be responsible. A statement released...
  • At least five killed in Nairobi shopping mall (terrorist) gun attack

    09/21/2013 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2013 | Edmund Blair
    Prolonged bursts of gunfire inside mall Witnesses say incident an attack, not robbery Some blasts may be from grenades, they say At least five people were killed when gunmen burst into a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday and opened fire, witnesses said. Police helicopters circled overhead as armed police shouted "get out, get out", and scores of shoppers fled the building. Smoke poured out of one entrance and witnesses said they heard grenade blasts. Others said they saw about five armed assailants storm the Westgate shopping mall and that the incident appeared to be an...
  • Zarqawi-Linked Groups Enter Kenya

    06/10/2005 3:23:44 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 5 replies · 393+ views
    Security authorities in Kenya are on high alert following information that members of two Islamist militant groups, al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya and al-Takfir wal-Hijra, may have already entered the country. According to a report in the Kenyan East African Standard [], both organizations are linked with Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi and are held to be responsible for last month's attempt on the life of the Somali Prime Minister. One of the above groups, al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya, was set up during the 1980s by a group of Muslim clerics seeking to establish an Islamic state in Somalia. The group took on an overtly militant form...
  • Kenya: Security Alert (Kenya on high terror alert after assassination attempt)

    06/06/2005 1:24:38 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 4 replies · 370+ views
    After making an attempt on the life of Somalia PM, the terrorists are said to have moved into Kenya and intelligence officers are following leads to their capture. Kenya's security forces are on high alert following information that two groups linked to terror mastermind Osama bin Laden may have entered the country. The two terror groups, Al-Itthad-al-Islamiya and Al-Takfir W'al Hijra are linked to Mr Musab al Zarqawi, a close ally of bin Laden. Kenyas' security apparatus, say sources, has information to the effect that Zarqawi previously had terror cells in both Kenya and Somalia. Zarqawis' Kenyan link is suspected...
  • Terror suspects held in Kenya

    02/21/2005 1:01:17 PM PST · by Dog · 17 replies · 460+ views
    News24 ^ | Feb 21 2005
    Nairobi - Kenyan authorities have arrested three men with alleged links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in the east African nation, a senior police official said on Monday. The trio - a Sudanese national and two Kenyans - were detained on Saturday in northeast Kenya near the border with lawless Somalia and transferred to Nairobi for questioning by anti-terrorism police, the official said."We are holding one Sudanese and two Kenyans on suspicion of involvement in terrorism activities," the official said, suggesting that Kenya may have been tipped to the threesome's alleged activity by foreign...
  • Why a Village Well Is a Weapon in the War on Terror

    05/01/2004 5:52:38 AM PDT · by billorites · 1 replies · 96+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2004 | Marc Lacey
    IYU, Kenya - Why this particular fishing village, among the hundreds along the East African coast, may soon receive a new well, courtesy of the Pentagon, is no secret.It is not because the people here have to walk long distances and brave harsh temperatures for the limited drinking water available on Pate Island, although they do. No, the United States Central Command is concerned more with the loyalties of the people of Siyu than their thirst.From remote Siyu, investigators say, the bombing of a Mombasa hotel that catered to Israeli tourists, and the simultaneous failed attempt to shoot down an...
  • 24 al-Qaeda suspects held in Kenya, Somalia

    11/30/2003 7:12:38 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 154+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 30 2003 | Associated Press
    NAIROBI : Kenyan authorities have arrested more than two dozen suspects wanted for two al-Qaeda attacks, including some sought by the US , a senior government official has said. The suspects, including several alleged masterminds, were accused of taking part in the 1998 car bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi and the November 2002 attack on a coastal hotel in Mombasa , National Security Minister Christopher Murungaru told the independent East African Standard newspaper. Most of the suspects were foreigners and were rounded up by Kenyan authorities and foreign security agencies in a recent anti-terror operation, Murungaru told the...
  • Unguarded Ports Aid al-Qaida in Kenya

    11/29/2003 11:46:50 AM PST · by Pikamax · 1 replies · 95+ views
    AP ^ | 11/28/03 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    AP: Unguarded Ports Aid al-Qaida in Kenya By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer November 28, 2003, 6:50 AM EST MOMBASA, Kenya -- Wooden dhows sail into Mombasa's centuries old port every day, unloading everything from smuggled baby formula to illegal weapons -- all under the eyes of police and customs officers bribed not to notice, Kenyan and U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Nearly all the contraband comes from neighboring Somalia, a lawless country where al-Qaida operatives procured missiles and explosives that were smuggled by sea into Mombasa and used in twin attacks on Israeli targets a year ago Friday,...
  • U.N. Report: al-Qaida Trained in Somalia

    11/04/2003 4:18:58 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 2 replies · 54+ views
    AP ^ | 11-04-03 | ANDREW ENGLAND
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Al-Qaida operatives who attacked a hotel and plane in Kenya trained, plotted and obtained weapons in neighboring Somalia, a U.N. report says, lending support to U.S. concerns the lawless Horn of Africa nation could be a haven for terrorists.The draft report, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, details how an al-Qaida cell trained in Mogadishu in November 2001, smuggled surface-to-air missiles from Somalia to Kenya in August 2002, then fled back to Somalia after attacking a Kenyan resort hotel and an Israeli charter aircraft on Nov. 28.Twelve Kenyans and three Israeli tourists were killed when at...
  • U.N. Report, Obtained by AP, Says Al-Qaida Terrorists Trained and Bought Weapons in Somalia

    11/04/2003 6:51:51 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 111+ views
    TBO ^ | 11/4/03 | Andrew England
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Al-Qaida terrorists who attacked a Kenyan resort hotel and an Israeli-owned airliner last year, plotted the attacks and obtained their weapons in neighboring Somalia and were able to hide out in the Horn of African nation afterward, a draft U.N. report concluded. At least four of the terrorists remain in Somalia, the report by a U.N.-appointed panel of experts said. The panel "has also learned of recent attempts by extremist groups to procure explosives on the Mogadishu arms market, as well as ongoing militia training in the use of explosives," said the report, a copy of...
  • AP: Al-Qaida planned to attack embassy

    10/24/2003 11:25:23 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 9 replies · 109+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/24/2003, 1:42 p.m. ET | MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    <p>NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Qaida operatives planned to simultaneously drive a car bomb and fly a small plane laden with explosives into the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in June, according to a Kenyan police account of the interrogation of a terror suspect.</p>
  • Al-Qaida Planned To Attack Embassy

    10/25/2003 7:15:05 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 84+ views
    Pakistan Today / AP ^ | 10/25/03 | Matthew Rosenberg
    NAIROBI: (AP) Al-Qaida operatives planned to destroy the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in June with a truck bomb and a hijacked plane loaded with explosives, a plot described in a Kenya police report seen by The Associated Press on Friday. The report, based on an interrogation of a terror suspect, could explain why the U.S. Embassy was closed June 20-24 and why Kenyan officials banned flights from June 20-July 8 to and from Somalia, a lawless neighbor and suspected haven for terrorists. Those actions suggest some knowledge of the plot by U.S. and Kenyan authorities, on alert to terror threats...
  • Al-Qaeda 'shot down' plane (3 generations of American family killed July 19th)

    07/28/2003 8:20:56 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 50 replies · 1,593+ views
    An Islamic website on Sunday carried a statement attributed to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network claiming responsibility for a plane crash in Kenya that left 12 Americans and two South Africans dead. The statement, the authenticity of which could not be verified, said the plane was hit "head on" with a ground-to-air SAM-7 missile. It was apparently fired by followers of Mohammed Atef, the Egyptian national suspected of being Bin Laden's number two. The statement said three CIA agents were on board the plane searching for Mujahedeen positions on the Kenyan border. It also promised the Iraqi people the...
  • 5-Year Hunt Fails to Net Qaeda Suspect in Africa

    06/13/2003 9:01:17 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 137+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 06/14/03 | DESMOND BUTLER
    MOMBASA, Kenya — A recent urgent terrorism alert in Kenya is the latest frustrating chapter in a five-year international manhunt for one of the world's most wanted Qaeda suspects, American and Kenyan officials say. The alert was issued in May after the suspect, Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, was sighted in Mombasa. Investigators say he has been an associate of Osama bin Laden since the early 1990's and is the leader of Al Qaeda's operations in East Africa.The officials said they had been pursuing him — sometimes close on his heels — since he emerged in the investigation of the bombings of...
  • U.S. urges travelers to drop Kenya plans

    05/16/2003 12:05:03 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 144+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 16, 2003 | By Bill Gertz
    <p>Information about al Qaeda plans for attacks in Africa, including the use of shoulder-fired missiles against aircraft, prompted Britain to suspend commercial flights to Kenya yesterday, and the U.S. government warned Americans to avoid travel to the region.</p> <p>The State Department issued a statement urging Americans against travel to Kenya, basing that warning on indications of terrorist threats against U.S. and Western interests, including civil aviation.</p>
  • Threat Intercepted Al Qaeda Leader Planned to Attack Westerners in Kenya, Officials Say

    05/15/2003 5:06:56 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 1 replies · 136+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 15, 2003 | By Brian Ross
    May 15— In another sign of the resurgence of al Qaeda, U.S. and British officials intercepted a threat of an imminent attack in Kenya against Western civilian aircraft, an attack U.S. officials said the government of Kenya might not be able to stop. The warning was based on electronic intercepts from a known al Qaeda leader, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, aka Abu Mohammed al-Masri, reportedly telling subordinates in Kenya to prepare for a new attack, U.S. officials told ABCNEWS. Abdullah, was last spotted in Iran with Osama bin Laden's son, Saad, and is considered by U.S. officials to be one of...
  • British Airways Suspends flights to Kenya

    05/15/2003 2:03:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 210+ views
    CNN ^ | 5-14-2003
    <p>LONDON, England (CNN) -- British Airways has suspended all flights to and from Kenya 'until further notice' following a warning it received from the UK government about an increased terrorist threat, it said.</p> <p>"The move follows instructions from the British government's Department for Transport that all UK registered airlines which fly to Kenya are to suspend flights... due to heightened security concerns," BA said in a statement Thursday.</p>
  • Terror suspects disappear in Kenya

    04/01/2003 11:45:34 PM PST · by miltonim · 138+ views ^ | Posted Thu, 27 Mar 2003 | AFP
    Kenyan authorities said on Thursday that they have detained for questioning four police officers accused of negligence after the disappearance of two people, arrested on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities. "A chief inspector of police and his three juniors are in custody for breaching the rules of duty and negligence in the disappearance of people suspected to be involved in terrorism," Gideon Kibunja, spokesperson for the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), told AFP. Kibunja said two suspects disappeared early this month from police custody when they were being driven to the airport in the port city of Mombassa to catch...
  • Muslims protest pilots arrest

    03/29/2003 2:24:22 AM PST · by miltonim · 5 replies · 173+ views
    KBC Online ^ | Friday, March 28, 2003 | By Sylvester Okora
    Kenya Muslims on Friday protested the arrest of two brothers and their cousin by over 20 Flying Squad and Criminal Investigation Department officers in connection with alleged terrorism attacks. Speaking to members of the press at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Mandera Central Member of Parliament Mr. Adan Billow Kerow claimed that the arrest was a clear sign of intimidation by the government. The MP alleged that the government was harassing Muslims just because of expediency of financial assistance from US government. Merrs Khalad Hashim Ali Jeneby, 27, Ali Hashil Jeneby, 30, and Mbaruk Adham Batsy, 24, were arrested in...
  • Al Qaeda suspect sent to U.S.

    03/27/2003 12:48:05 PM PST · by miltonim · 3 replies · 152+ views
    Al Qaeda suspect sent to U.S. Kenyan authorities have extradited a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist to the United States. The suspect, identified as Suleiman Abdalla, has been accused of involvement in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. At least 230 people were killed in those attacks. Abdalla was arrested last week in the Somali capital Mogadishu, and taken to Kenya for questioning. He is described as a man in his thirties whose identity remains a mystery.
  • US Warns of Missile Attacks in Nairobi

    03/19/2003 12:14:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 163+ views
    The East African/All Africa Global Media ^ | 3-19-03 | by Patrick Mayoyo
    Nairobi, Mar 17, 2003 (The East African/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- THE WAR on terrorism in East Africa has now targeted the activities of 24 foreign-registered vessels operating from Mombasa amid a warning by the US of possible shoulder-fired missile attacks in Nairobi. Security agencies suspect that ships flying flags of convenience (FOC) are being used by Osama Bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorists to smuggle explosives, chemical or biological weapons, or even radioactive "dirty" bombs into target countries. The EastAfrican has established that, with war imminent in Iraq, international security agencies have focused their attention on FOC vessels...
  • Kenya Police Detain al-Qaida Suspect For Questioning On Multiple Attacks In East Africa

    03/19/2003 1:34:57 PM PST · by Shermy · 4 replies · 195+ views
    AP ^ | March 19, 2003 | Andrew England
    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan police are holding a suspected member of the al-Qaida terrorist network who was captured with the help of unidentified Somalis, the minister of national security said Wednesday. "This particular arrest was a joint effort by our security agents and some peace-loving Somali leaders who did not want to see terrorists operate in their country," Chris Murungaru said in a statement. Although the statement did not say so, it is believed the unidentified man was captured in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, which has not had an effective government for more than a decade. The United States...
  • Kenya base agreed for next stage of terror war

    12/14/2001 3:14:27 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 102+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 12/15/2001 | JONATHAN CLAYTON AND RICHARD BEESTON
    KENYA has given its consent for US and British forces to use the country as a base for action against neighbouring Somalia, where America alleges Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network has active cells. As Washington prepared for the next phase of its war on terrorism, diplomatic sources said that the deal was agreed at talks last week in Nairobi between Geoff Hoon, the Defence Secretary, and President Moi of Kenya. The veteran African leader is said to be exacting a high price for his co-operation: the deal is expected to open the way for the easing of aid to Nairobi ...
  • Israeli report links Kenya terrorist to al Qaeda

    11/28/2002 10:39:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 299+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, November 29, 2002 Posted: 12:19 AM EST (0519 GMT) | Staff and news service reports
    <p>A Kenyan soldier stops people from going near the Paradise Hotel, north of Mombasa, after a bomb attack.</p> <p>The FBI had no immediate comment on the reported identities.</p> <p>The bombing was one of two attacks in Kenya that targeted Israelis. Two missiles just missed a chartered Israeli airliner taking tourists back to Israel.</p>
  • Revealed: How Four Bomb Warnings Went Unheeded (Report from Kenya)

    12/02/2002 3:27:00 PM PST · by Shermy · 9 replies · 269+ views
    Nairobi Daily Nation ^ | December 3, 2002
    Kenya's security agencies were warned four times of an impending bombing a clear eight months before last week's suicide attack near Mombasa, it can be revealed today. They were told a terrorist mission was planned at the Coast; that a bomb had been smuggled into the country; the names of the terror group linked to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda movement that was responsible; and they were even given the names and pictures of two Iraqi terrorists who planned to enter Kenya from Somalia to carry out the attack. The warnings were sent to Police Commissioner Philemon Abong'o and also...
  • Debka: Wolfowitz’s Secret Mission

    12/05/2002 5:36:45 PM PST · by ElusiveSpondulix · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Debka | 12/5/2002 | Debka
    Saturday night, November 30, Ariel Sharon’s secure direct line to the White House rang at the prime minister’s Sycamore Ranch in the Negev, northwest of Beersheba. It was US President George W. Bush calling to express his personal condolences for the deaths of two Israeli children and a tour guide in the al Qaeda attacks in Mombasa, Kenya two days earlier. Bush told Sharon that he understood that particularly tough times were ahead of Israel now that it faced a very real threat from al Qaeda. The president then paused and said he had a request. According to Debka’s sources,...
  • Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Kenya attacks

    12/08/2002 9:49:06 AM PST · by Angelus Errare · 14 replies · 210+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/8/02 | BBC News
    Al-Qaeda 'vows fresh attacks' The al-Qaeda network has threatened more attacks on Israeli and US targets in a fresh claim of responsibility for last month's attacks in Kenya, which killed 13 people. "The Jewish Crusader coalition will not be safe anywhere from the fighters' attacks," said al-Qaeda's spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in an audio statement broadcast by the Qatari-based al-Jazeera television channel. The statement, dated 6 December, was also posted on an Islamist web site - just days after al-Qaeda first claimed responsibility for the Mombasa attacks. Kenyan officials say the country has been put on high alert following the...
  • Kenya 'close to' al Qaeda arrests

    03/16/2003 3:55:39 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 3 replies · 151+ views
    CNN ^ | March 16, 2003 | Catherine Bond
    <p>NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Kenya's top security chief said Sunday that Kenya was closing in on suspected al Qaeda operatives in the country.</p> <p>He also said that Kenya had put an anti-terrorism strategy into place, following last week's renewed warnings by Britain and the United States that Western interests in Kenya risked being targeted by terrorists.</p>