Contrary to reports that British national Samantha Lewthwaite aka 'White Widow' has been shot dead, new updates state that she is still alive and residing in Somalia with her jihadist husband, an al Qaeda associate.
A British woman terrorist suspect dubbed the 'White Widow' has been killed in Ukraine, it was claimed on Wednesday.Samantha Lewthwaite, 30, was gunned down by a Russian sniper two weeks ago, alleged news agency in Moscow.
Pressure mounted on the Kenyan authorities a week after the Nairobi mall carnage, amid questions over the fate of the missing and accusations on Saturday that top brass failed to heed security warnings.
The fugitive White Widow, Samantha Lewthwaite, had rented a secret house just 100 yards away from the Westgate shopping mall, where the al Qaeda-linked terror group killed upto 150 people last week, to plot the bloody siege, security forces said.
Kenya on Thursday buried victims of a four-day mall massacre by Islamist gunmen, as police pleaded for patience while searchers combed the charred rubble of the devastated complex for dozens still missing.
The leader of the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has warned that Kenya will be hit with more deadly attacks like the Nairobi mall massacre if it does not withdraw its troops from southern Somalia.
A British woman reportedly linked to the Nairobi mall attack gained a South African passport using an assumed identity and the document was cancelled in 2011, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor said on Thursday.
One day after the terrible Westgate shopping mall crisis here was over, the Interpol issued a "Red Notice" for the arrest of Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of a 7/7 bomber, linked to militant group al Shabaab.
Assisted by FBI, Scotland Yard and spy agencies of Israel and Germany, Kenya has begun probe into invasion of a Nairobi mall that left at least 72 people dead, even as al Shabaab warned of more attacks.