Interpol warns of Somali threat

2010-09-30 22:33
Interpol Secretary General Ronald K Noble at the Interpol - EU Symposium held at the Solvay Library in Brussels. (Thierry Charlier, AP)

Interpol Secretary General Ronald K Noble at the Interpol - EU Symposium held at the Solvay Library in Brussels. (Thierry Charlier, AP) (Thierry Charlier)

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Brussels - Interpol's secretary general says militants in northern Africa and Somalia will soon pose more of a terrorist threat than those based in Afghanistan.

Ronald K Noble tells The Associated Press that al-Qaeda's North African branch and Somali Islamists "will eclipse Afghanistan in terms of terror threats in the next five to 10 years".

Members of Somalia's al-Shabaab movement have been of increasing concern to Western law enforcement agencies, especially after it claimed responsibility for attacks in Uganda's capital during the World Cup final that killed 76 people.

The attacks, the group's first outside Somali territory, were seen by analysts as an indicator of its international ambitions.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) also is of growing concern.

- SAPA

Read more on:    al-shabaab  |  interpol  |  aqim  |  somalia  |  east africa  |  security
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