Islamist demonstrators take to iconic site of secular protests in defiance of ban on gatherings
Russia’s interior ministry said on Wednesday its agents had detained 14 radical Islamists in Moscow who belonged to a banned offshoot of the Al-Qaeda terror network.
CAIRO – At least 44 people were killed during protests across Egypt on Sunday, a security source and the state news agency said.
“So far the death toll is 44 and over 100 are injured,” a security source told Reuters.
State news agency MENA put the number of wounded at 246 in clashes that erupted after supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets.
(Reuters) – The leader of the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has for the first time confirmed claims by members of his group that it was behind the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people and destroyed part of the complex.
In an audio posted on the al Shabaab-linked website http://www.somalimemo.net on Wednesday night, Ahmed Godane, also known as Mukhtar Abu al-Zubayr, said the attack on the mall was in retaliation for Kenya’s incursion in October 2011 into southern Somalia to crush the insurgents.
“Take your troops out or prepare for a long-lasting war, blood, destruction and evacuation,” Godane said in the message, apparently directed at the Kenyan government.