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Kenya to Charge Four in Mombasa Bombing

The Kenyan government, under increasing pressure to combat terrorism, will charge four people with murder for a hotel suicide bombing in Mombasa last November that killed 11 Kenyans and three Israelis, officials said today. The charges come after U.S. Ambassador Johnnie Carson criticized the Kenyan government last week on national television for not doing enough to fight terrorism. Last Friday, a Defense Intelligence Agency classified report warned of plans by al Qaeda network operatives to attack a U.S. government target in Kenya. The report prompted the closure of the highly fortified U.S. Embassy and a warning against travel by Americans to the East African nation. Kenyan officials said today that they have arrested four men connected with Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, an alleged al Qaeda ringleader in East Africa and primary suspect in the Nov. 28 attack on the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel in Mombasa. Mohammed also is a suspect in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, in which 211 people were killed and 5,000 injured. Full Story

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