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Al Shabaab threatens to attack Kenya during Ramadan

12 June 2015, 09:13

Mogadishu - Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab is planning to attack neighbouring Kenya during the Muslim holy months of Ramadan, which begins June 17, the Islamist militants said on Thursday.

"We are planning to give Kenyan non-believers a true taste of Jihad [the holy war] in the next few days and weeks," a senior al-Shabaab commander told dpa on condition of anonymity.

Attacks were mainly planned in Kenya's north-eastern province that borders Somalia, he said. The group claims it already infiltrated the region.

"We will keep targeting and destroying Kenya's education sector and business sector," the al-Shabaab commander said.

The terrorists are also threatening to attack Kenyan troops stationed in southern Somalia in coming weeks, according to the commander.

Al-Shabaab has targeted Kenya since 2011, when Kenyan troops entered Somalia to help the government fight the group.

Al-Shabaab killed 152 people at a university campus in Garissa last April and at least 67 people at a Nairobi shopping mall in September 2013.

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