Al Shabaab Leader Confirms Group Attacked Kenyan Mall, Warns of More Strikes

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 26, 2013 9:25 AM
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The leader of the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has for the first time confirmed claims by members of his group that it was behind the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people and destroyed part of the complex. In an audio posted on the al Shabaab-linked website www.somalimemo.net on Wednesday night, Ahmed Godane, also known as Mukhtar Abu al-Zubayr, said the attack on the mall was in retaliation for Kenya’s incursion in October 2011 into southern Somalia to crush the insurgents.