An al-Shebaab spokesman says the Al-Qaeda-linked group is “ready to act or attack anywhere necessary” until Kenyan troops are removed from Somalia
(SOURCE) Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shebaab have claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus and police vehicle that killed at least seven people in Kenya.
The group denied involvement in a separate incident – an alleged suicide bomb attack on a militia leader in Somalia that reportedly killed six people.
The Kenyan Red Cross said five civilians and two police officers were killed in the shooting, which took place on Friday near the town of Witu – about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the tourist island of Lamu which borders Somalia.
Local authorities said four police officers were among the dead.
An al-Shebaab spokesman told AFP by telephone the group was “ready to act or attack anywhere necessary within Kenya.”