Posts Tagged ‘ap report’

AL-QAEDA-LINKED SOMALI GROUP IN DEADLY MALL ATTACK IN KENYA

September 22, 2013

The Washington Times on September 21, 2013, published an AP report on a Kenya al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant group claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on a mall in Kenya.

Excerpts below:

A statement from al-Shabab on its official Twitter feed on September 21 says the attacks are retribution for military action by Kenya inside Somalia. The group said it was now shifting the battlefield to Kenya.

The group said its fighters entered Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall at around noon on September 21 and were still inside more than nine hours later. Kenyan military special forces had entered the mall in an effort to end the standoff.

Nairobi’s mortuary superintendent, Sammy Nyongesa Jacob, says at least 23 bodies killed in the attack were brought in. He said Africans, Asians and Caucasians were among the dead.

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FRENCH SOLDIER STABBED IN THROAT OUTSIDE PARIS

May 26, 2013

The Washington Times on May 25, 2013, published an AP report on France’s military spokesman saying a soldier has been stabbed in the throat in the French commercial district of La Defense outside Paris. Excerpts below:

The France military spokesman, Col. Thierry Burkhard, said the French soldier was wounded but that his life was not in danger. He had no immediate further details on the stabbing.