While the world expressed shock and grief at the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, a female jihadist set Twitter aflutter by vowing to become the first female to behead a western prisoner in Syria. Khadijah Dare, is the 22-year-old mother of one who originally hails from Lewisham in south east London.
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.
Interpol issued a wanted persons alert at Kenya`s request on Thursday for a British woman who has been cited by British police as a possible suspect in the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people.
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.
Verifying witness accounts that gunmen tried to let Muslims go free while killing or taking the others captive at a shopping mall in Kenya, al Shabaab, the armed Somali Islamic extremist group, said that foreigners were a "legitimate target".