SHABAB - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SHABAB News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Kenya’s president says Somali extremists not behind killing spree http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58080884-68/kenya-shabab-group-somali.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58080884-68/kenya-shabab-group-somali.html.csp">Kenya’s president says Somali extremists not behind killing spree</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON STRAZIUSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T19:29:54.984-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nairobi, Kenya • The killers in the Kenyan village singled out non-Muslims, shooting them point-blank or slitting their throats, just like the previous night in an adjacent hamlet. A Somali extremist group claimed responsibility but Kenya’s president on Tuesday blamed local political networks for the 60 deaths. President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a national address, said evidence indicates that the motive for the killing spree was to evict a community of people in order to grab the land along the coas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580808842014-06-17T19:29:54.984-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T19:29:54.984-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58080884@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:29:54 MDT Al-Qaida-tied gunmen slaughter non-Muslims in Kenya http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58075837-68/kenya-killed-somali-attack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58075837-68/kenya-killed-somali-attack.html.csp">Al-Qaida-tied gunmen slaughter non-Muslims in Kenya</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM ODULA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JASON STRAZIUSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T20:53:26.324-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nairobi, Kenya • The gunmen went door to door in the Kenyan costal town, demanding to know if the men inside were Muslim and if they spoke Somali. If the extremists did not like the answers, they opened fire, witnesses said on Monday. Al-Shabab, a Somali al-Qaida-linked group, claimed responsibility for the hours-long assault on Mpeketoni in which 48 people were killed. The attack began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday, with little resistan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580758372014-06-16T20:53:26.324-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T20:53:26.324-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075837@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:53:26 MDT