Al-Qaeda-linked Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened further violence after its attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi Kenya that left at least 67 dead, with families still searching for their missing loved ones.
Al-Shabab had commented via social media and through some media outlets that it perpetrated the attack to pressure Kenyan troops to leave Somalia. As Kenyan troops remain, al-Shabab says it will continue to terrorize Kenya.
“We will strike Kenyans where it hurts the most, turn their cities into graveyards and rivers of blood will flow in Nairobi,” al-Shabab said in a statement Wednesday, cited by the Telegraph.
“The Kenyan government’s decision to keep its invading force in Somalia is an indication that they haven’t yet learnt any valuable lessons from the Westgate attacks,” al-Shabab said. It added that Kenya is “inviting unprecedented levels of insecurity, bloodshed and destruction.”