September 24, 2013 The country is the crossroads of East Africa, it has strong ties to the West, and it sent troops into Somalia's endless war. For all these reasons, Kenya was vulnerable to attack from al-Shabab, the Somali militia tied to al-Qaida.
September 24, 2013 Four days after terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta told his nation that the crisis has ended. He said at least 61 civilians, 6 security officers and 5 terrorists had been killed. More bodies, though, might still be in the building.
September 23, 2013 The group that claimed responsibility for the attack on the mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, began as a militia fighting in Somalia. But it has evolved into an al-Qaida affiliate that views Somalia as a front in the war against the West.