Somalia’s Al-Shabab Targeted Non-Muslims and Westerners in Massacre on 9/21/2013

They left 59 dead, 175 injured.  

Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked rebel group, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack in which they used grenades and assault rifles and specifically targeted non-Muslims. The rebels said the attack was retribution for Kenyan forces’ 2011 push into Somalia and threatened more attacks.

New York Rep. Peter King, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC’s “This Week” that al-Shabab is “one of the only Al Qaeda affiliates which actually has actively recruited here in the United States.”

He called the Saturday mall attack a "well coordinated, well planned massacre.”

Read more: Hostages forced to hide as Death Toll Rises to 59 in terror attack on Kenya Shopping Mall.

 

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