30 Kenyans dead in Shabaab revenge attacks

2012-02-18 16:21

Nairobi - A Kenyan police spokesman says an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group has killed at least 30 Kenyan civilians since Kenyan troops entered Somalia.

Eric Kiraithe said on Saturday the killings are believed to have been carried out by sympathisers of the Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab since October in Kenya.

Police say that tens of Kenyan youth have been recruited by al-Shabaab and are operating in the country.

Kenya blames the militant group for several kidnappings, including those of four Europeans on Kenyan soil. Soon after Kenya's military incursion, al-Shabaab vowed to bring down skyscrapers in Kenya's capital.

Al-Qaeda announced earlier this month that it was merging with al-Shabaab.

  • John - 2012-02-18 21:48

    Revenge attack!!!? They kill innocent civilians on Christmas day in the churches, without provocation, and they do that as instructed by Allah and his prophet Muhammad. Revenge attack!? There is no justification for these cowardly acts.

  • Garth - 2012-02-19 10:19

    Typical! ALL TERRORISTS ARE COWARDS. Whether they are blowing innocents to smithereens in bars or train stations, slaughtering them with grenades and automatic rifle-fire in churches, killing them with iron bars in their beds while they sleep or using fanatics to self destruct, they do not have the courage to face the forces of the land that they are illegally attacking. Frelimo, Zipra, MK, Fapla, Swapo, PLO, Hamas, Al-shabaab, Azapo, Apla bastards - COWARDS ALL.

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