The Somali militants who formed the hard-line terrorist group al-Shabaab carried out their first suicide attack in 2006, during the height of violence in Iraq. The world hardly noticed.
This week, al-Shabaab became the world’s newest international terrorist group, after claiming twin blasts in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, that killed 76 people watching the televised World Cup final.[…]
The FBI and Homeland Security Department warned in an assessment distributed to law enforcement personnel that if al-Shabaab — “the youth” in Arabic — is responsible for the blasts in Uganda, it could mean the group can attack in the U.S.
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