U.S. forces targeted a senior member of Somalia’s al-Shabab group, suspected of carrying out the attack on Kenya’s Westgate Mall, and nabbed a senior al-Qaeda member in Libya accused of plotting a deadly attack on embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
CCTV footage captured four armed shooters walking unhurriedly and talking on their cell phones during the massacre in Kenya. (Via Sky News)
Previously the number of people reported missing was as high as 61.
Warning: graphic images. Reuters staffer Goran Tomasevic has taken photographs of war zones for more than 20 years. But nothing could have prepared him for what he captured in Nairobi on Sept. 21.
When the terrorist attack at Westgate Mall in Kenya broke out on Sunday, New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks, who happened to be in Nairobi, ran in and started taking pictures. He describes on Twitter what he saw. WARNING: Graphic images.
In light of the Nairobi mall attack, the United States government has renewed a “worldwide caution” terrorism alert.
Updated: “We have ashamed and defeated our attackers,” President Kenyatta said.
The platform served as a virtual battleground as the events at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi took place.
Warning: Very graphic images. Sixty-two people have been killed and more than 175 injured in a terrorist attack on an upscale Nairobi mall by al-Shabab, a Somalian militant group.
The move allows authorities to record sermons, spy on imams, and investigate anyone who prays there without evidence of criminal wrongdoing, reports The Associated Press.
“Hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested.”
He attempted to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb in October 2012.
Three U.S. officials say the intelligence came from a conference call, but some are skeptical of the report. Meanwhile, Yemen authorities foiled a plot to blow up oil pipelines, take over a major port, and kidnap or kill foreigners working there.
“Current information suggests that al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond.”
Alan Judd wrote an op-ed in the Telegraph entitled How to spot a terrorist living in your neighbourhood. Twitter users responded by introducing a trending hashtag.
The suspect is currently in police custody, being questioned by Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command.
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Conspiracy theorists claim the murder was a false flag operation masterminded by the British government.
Medea Benjamin interrupted President Obama’s speech on drones Thursday afternoon. This is not the first time she’s done something like this.
One man, identified as Michael Adebolajo, was reportedly known to a banned Islamist organization.
Victim of attack is identified. Cameron: “An attack on Britain and a betrayal of Islam.” WARNING: Graphic content.
“They did an exceptional job … you cannot expect the FBI is randomly investigating American citizens,” former FBI agent-turned-congressman Michael Grimm says.
Terrorism is “a species of psychological warfare waged through the media,” says an expert.
Here’s why everyone should be very careful pointing fingers after the Boston bombing.
People of color are more likely than whites to get post-traumatic stress disorder, according to one study.
“Investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried out by a terrorist group, foreign or domestic,” official says.
Photos are currently coming in from today’s explosion at the Boston Marathon. WARNING: Graphic images.
After falling out with al-Shabaab, Alabama native Omar Hammami gets a comeuppance from someone who seems like a fellow Western jihadi. Did Hammami rip off someone else’s jihadi rap?
Blames intelligence community for failures in initial assessment of attack.