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Al Shabab`s Twitter account suspended for third time

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 00:23

Johannesburg: Somalia`s Al Shabab Twitter account has been reportedly suspended after they claimed responsibility for the Nairobi shopping mall attack, in which 39 people were reported dead and 150 were wounded.

The Al-Qaeda linked group posted a message on the microblogging site on Saturday which read as `the Mujhahideen entered #Westgate Mall today at around noon and are still inside the mall, fighting the #Kenyan Kuffar (infidels) inside their own turf`.

The militants further added in their post that what Kenyans are witnessing is retributive justice for crimes committed by their military.

According to a news website, Twitter posted that the militant group`s account has been suspended for the third time in this year.

The site`s policy states that users are blocked for any `unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities`.

Al Shabab`s previous accounts were suspended when they posted photographs of a French commando they killed and threatened to execute Kenyan hostages and later when they threatened Somalia`s internationally-backed president, the report added.


First Published: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 14:24

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