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UN warns of Somalia terror link

United Nations investigators have raised fears of new terror attacks in East Africa, warning that surface-to-air missiles may recently have been smuggled into Somalia for use in neighbouring states. Last November’s al-Qaeda attack in Mombasa, Kenya, was organised from Somalia. The information is contained in a UN report due to come before the Security Council shortly. The report is detailed and alarming. United Nations investigators say smugglers are using boats and small planes to pour weapons into Somalia. A key route leads from Yemen. Eight missile systems, perfect for use by terrorists, may well have been brought in this year alone. The UN believes the shoulder-launched missiles, as well as an anti-tank systems and consignments of explosives, are almost certainly intended for use in neighbouring countries like Kenya. Speedboats have been used in the past to smuggle weapons down the coast. Full Story

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