Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 12:01:17 pm
The Somalia-based Al Qaeda spinoff group Al Shabaab launched a terrorist attack today in Kenya, in an upscale shopping mall that was holding a children's day event, killing at least 30 people including several children: 30 Killed in Nairobi Mall Attack; Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility.
(CNN) -- The death toll grew to 30 people in Saturday's attack by gunmen on an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, leading to a fierce gunbattle with police and a hostage standoff, authorities said.
Several hours after the attack, Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.
"The Mujahideen entered #WestgateMall today at around noon and are still inside the mall," the Islamic extremist group said on its Twitter account.
Yes, you read that last sentence correctly -- Al Shabaab has a Twitter account that they use to boast about committing mass murder of innocent people, and it's been active for almost two years, since December 2011.
Seems like a pretty clear violation of The Twitter Rules, not to mention simple human decency. Hello, Twitter? WTF?
The Al Shabaab Twitter account has now been suspended.