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Somali Rebels Deny Threatening to Attack Nairobi

“Somalia’s hardline al Shabaab rebels denied Friday they had threatened to attack Kenya following a crackdown on Somalis in its capital Nairobi, and said a recording posted on the internet was a fake.

Renewed fears over the insurgents’ links with Yemen and al Qaeda, and an attack on the home of a Danish cartoonist by an axe-wielding Somali man with reported ties to al Shabaab, have focussed attention on the militant group.

A recording posted online said the threat was composed by militants angered by Kenya’s decision to deport a Jamaican Islamic cleric and the deaths of protesters in Nairobi who took to the streets a week ago to demonstrate against the move.”

(Source: Somali Rebels Deny Threatening to Attack Nairobi – NYTimes.com.)

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