US offers USD 3 mn reward for Somali terror suspects

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 06:39

Washington: US officials offered a USD 3 million reward for help in capturing three notorious Somali terror suspects, including one linked to al-Qaeda extremists involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa.

"The department has authorised rewards of up to USD 3 million each for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, Jafar and Yasin Kilwe," the State Department said in a statement.

Abdulkadir, a Kenyan of Somali origin who is a foreign fighter with Shebab extremists and goes by the alias Ikrima, was the target of a failed US Navy SEALs assault in Somalia in October.

Shebab insurgents are believed to have killed thousands of civilians, peacekeepers and aid workers in Africa since 2006, with the group claiming responsibility for September`s shock attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that left 67 people dead.

"Al-Shebab`s terrorist activities pose a threat to the stability of East Africa and to the national security interests of the United States," said the State Department, which designated the group a foreign terrorist organisation in 2008.

Washington: US officials offered a USD 3 million reward for help in capturing three notorious Somali terror suspects, including one linked to al-Qaeda extremists involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa.

"The department has authorised rewards of up to USD 3 million each for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, Jafar and Yasin Kilwe," the State Department said in a statement.

Abdulkadir, a Kenyan of Somali origin who is a foreign fighter with Shebab extremists and goes by the alias Ikrima, was the target of a failed US Navy SEALs assault in Somalia in October.

Shebab insurgents are believed to have killed thousands of civilians, peacekeepers and aid workers in Africa since 2006, with the group claiming responsibility for September`s shock attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that left 67 people dead.

"Al-Shebab`s terrorist activities pose a threat to the stability of East Africa and to the national security interests of the United States," said the State Department, which designated the group a foreign terrorist organisation in 2008.

Washington: US officials offered a USD 3 million reward for help in capturing three notorious Somali terror suspects, including one linked to al-Qaeda extremists involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa.

"The department has authorised rewards of up to USD 3 million each for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, Jafar and Yasin Kilwe," the State Department said in a statement.

Abdulkadir, a Kenyan of Somali origin who is a foreign fighter with Shebab extremists and goes by the alias Ikrima, was the target of a failed US Navy SEALs assault in Somalia in October.

Shebab insurgents are believed to have killed thousands of civilians, peacekeepers and aid workers in Africa since 2006, with the group claiming responsibility for September`s shock attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that left 67 people dead.

"Al-Shebab`s terrorist activities pose a threat to the stability of East Africa and to the national security interests of the United States," said the State Department, which designated the group a foreign terrorist organisation in 2008.

AFP

First Published: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 06:39

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