Skip to comments.Somali Militants Live-Tweet Their Deadly Attack on U.N. Compound
Posted on 06/19/2013 10:47:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The Somali militant movement al-Shabab today launched a deadly strike against a U.N. humanitarian compound in Mogadishu that killed one international staffer, three contractors, four Somali security guards, and an unknown number of Somali civilians.
Then the group gloated about it in a creepy series of Twitter posts.
The tweets seemed calculated to taunt the new U.N. representative, Nicholas Kay, who opened a political office in Mogadishu this month. "So Nicholas Kay, are you still planning to settle down in Mogadishu by the end of the month?" read one tweet.
U.N. officials dismissed al-Shabab's taunts, saying that they would not be deterred by the latest attack, though U.N. security measures are all but certain to be heightened. They also pointed out that Kay is already in Mogadishu and would remain. The attack, they noted, was not directed at Kay's office.
The attack -- which targeted a U.N. humanitarian compound in Mogadishu -- was intended as a show of force in the nation's capital for a movement that had been largely driven out of the city 18 months ago.
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On the UN? Gee, that’s too bad.
It was probably just a bunch of people ticked off over a video. But at this point, really, what does it matter.
Right, but one thing I would like to know. Why would anyone who does not need to, go live in the utter arm pit of the world? Is there anywhere on earth worse than that awful hell hole?
...launched a deadly strike against a U.N. humanitarian compound in Mogadishu that killed one international staffer, three contractors, four Somali security guards, and an unknown number of Somali civilians.
...its drone time....or .300 Winmag...
you know I’ve never been there but they seem to have strong feelings about foreigners and international busy bodies telling them.what to do. I can respect that.