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Al-qaeda plot to assasinate top leaders

12 August 2013, 14:06

Nairobi - A top Somalia intelligence operative disclosed on Sunday how he helped foil an elaborate plan to assassinate top Kenyan leaders last year by members of the Al-shabaab, at the peak of the March 2013 election campaigns.

In a statement to The Standard from his hideout in Nairobi, Somalia’s immediate former Director-General of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Ahmed Moallim Fiqi revealed that the plot had been intended to achieve maximum effect and teach Kenya “a lifetime lesson”, by killing two top presidential contenders in massive bomb blast attacks.

Fiqi went on to add that as he led the NISA raid that gunned down former Al-shabaab leader Fazul Muhammed in 2011, they intercepted the plans for the planned assassinations in documents and files accessed from his computer laptop.

- For more visit The Standard

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