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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Somali Islamist leader calls for Uganda, Burundi Embassy attacks

A senior Islamist official from the hard-line Islamist movement of Al Shabaab on Monday called on international jihadists to attack the embassies of Burundi and Uganda throughout the world.

The troops of both African countries are currently deployed as peacekeepers in the Somali capital Mogadishu and are battling deadly Islamist insurgency led by Al Shabaab fighters.

At an Islamist organized mass rally in the northeastern Mogadishu, Sheikh Muqtar Robow Abu Mansuur, a senior Al Shabaab official speaking to Islamist supporters, called on international Islamist fighters to attack the embassies of Burundi and Uganda in the world. "We tell the Muslim youths and Mujahideens (Islamist fighters) wherever they are in the Muslim world to attack, explode and burn the embassies of Burundi and Uganda in the world," Robow told jubilant crows who chanted "Allahu Akbar" or Allah Is Great as they waved the black flags of the group.

The Islamist officials urged Al Shabaab supporters and fighters to "finish off" the African Union peacekeeping forces who have lately been coming under constant attack.


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