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Al Shabaab mocks Kenya, threatens more attacks

27 September 2013, 10:52

Nairobi - Al Shabab rebels have threatened more attacks against Kenya, taking to Twitter to mock the country after gunmen attacked Westgate shopping mall, killing at least 67 people.

"The mesmeric performance by the Westgate Warriors was undoubtedly gripping, but despair not folks, that was just the premiere of Act 1," the group said in one of a string of messages posted on Twitter overnight.

The militants said they were responsible for the assault on the mall, which saw a group of gunmen walk into the part Israeli-owned mall at midday Saturday and gun down shoppers and staff.

Another message said it had been "a great pleasure to have had you completely enthralled for more than 100 hours. What a wonderful audience you've been!".

It also boasted that the "Kenyan government is still in disarray", saying it "won't be until several months when it fully comprehends exactly what took place at Westgate".

The group's leader Ahmed Abdi Godane said the mall carnage was retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia.

Kenya invaded southern Somalia to attack Al Shabaab bases two years ago, and later joined the 17,700-strong African Union force deployed there.



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