Somali Islamist militants praise strikes at 'heart of Crusader'

January 21, 2015 1:36 PM

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Somali Islamist militants praise strikes at 'heart of Crusader'

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Wednesday praised al Qaeda over an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and urged further strikes at the "heart of the Crusader enemies".

Al Shabaab, which has itself carried out attacks across east Africa, including a 2013 raid on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed 67, described two brothers who attacked the magazine and a third who targeted a Jewish shop, as "a wonderful example".

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