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Kenya Denies al-Qaeda Claim

A Kenyan investigator on Sunday denied a claim attributed to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terror network that the group was responsible for a plane crash that left 12 Americans and two South Africans dead. “Those claims are fanciful and incredible,” Bongo Woodley, a senior warden with Kenya Wildlife Service, who is a member of a team investigating the accident, said. “It seems some people are using this painful tragedy to be heard,” said Woodley. The website statement, the authenticity of which could not be verified, said the plane was hit “head on” with a ground-to-air SAM-7 missile fired by followers of Mohammed Atef, the Egyptian national suspected of being bin Laden’s number two. The statement said three CIA agents were on board the plane searching for Mujahedeen positions on the Kenyan border. Full Story

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