SomaliaReport: Al-Shabaab Claims Reponsibility for Attacks [Twin attacks in northern Kenya]

SomaliaReport: Al-Shabaab Claims Reponsibility for Attacks.

Does anyone know the significance of “twin” in many Al Qaida or Al Shabab-related attacks?

9/11, twin towers in Manhattan, ’98 twin bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, 2010 twin bombings in Kampala, Uganda, the twin grenade attacks in Nairobi just after Kenya’s recent invasion into Somalia (immediately after Kenya’s tourist kidnappings).

Does it signify a date in Islamic history and/or in which the partnership between the US and Britain betrayed the Muslim world?

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Margot Kiser | Conflict in Context

I am a Kenya-based American correspondent, focusing on conflict in East Africa. I have contributed to Newsweek, Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, among others.

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