A Weekend of Global Violence

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  • Christian Churchgoers Targeted
  • Taliban Takes Responsibility
  • Kenya: Saturday, Sept. 21 through Monday, Sept. 23
  • All Eyes on Kenya
  • Who Are the Attackers?
  • A Weekend of Global Violence
  • Iraq: Saturday, Sept. 21
  • Iraq: Sunday, Sept. 22
  • Inspecting the Attack Site
  • A Violent Summer
  • Pakistan: Sunday, Sept. 22

Who Are the Attackers?

Al-Shabab used Twitter to claim responsibility for the attack, which they carried out in retaliation for Kenya’s 2011 intervention in Somalia. The Kenyan Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. Julius Karangi, told the AP that the attackers were a “multinational collection.”

(Photo: AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan, File)

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