A report obtained by CBS 13 News says one of the men suspected of taking people hostage at a mall in Kenya is from Maine.If you have followed my advice and read The Aden Effect: A Connor Stark Novel, you would have mumbled to yourself, "Of course."
The report from a German magazine lists a man from Maine as one of 14 al-Shabab members who killed 68 people at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and taking others hostage. As of 5:30 p.m. Sunday, most of the hostages had been freed.
Al-Shabab is a militant Somali group linked to Al-Qaeda. They have claimed responsibility for the attack that started Saturday at the upscale mall in Nairobi.
Sen. Angus King released a statement Sunday night saying, "It appears that a terrorist group based in Somalia has claimed responsibility for the horrendous killings this weekend in Kenya."
"According to news reports, this group has made attempts over the past several years to recruit from Somali refugee communities around the world, including England, Sweden, Russia, and the Middle East as well as in the US, in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Arizona and Maine."
If you are so inclined, you can hear our interview with the author, our friend Claude Berube, on Midrats here.