Updated: Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed tells PBS NewsHour that “two or three” Americans and a female Briton participated in the militant attack in Nairobi.
The FBI is investigating claims that five or six Americans were among the terrorists who attacked shoppers at a Nairobi mall, NBC News reports.
Al-Shabab, the Somali terrorist group that killed at least 68 and injured 175 in the siege, reportedly bragged on Twitter that two are from St. Paul-Minneapolis.
The terror group also tweeted that Samantha Lewthwaite, the British widow of a terrorist who attacked London transport in July 2005, was “in their ranks” and a “brave lady,” according to the Daily Mail.
Updated: “Of all al Qaida’s affiliated groups, the Somali terrorist organization Al-Shabaab has over the past several years had the deepest links to the United States,” national security analyst Peter Bergen writes on cnn.com.