Mogadishu – Somali terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, said on Thursday that it was planning to attack neighbouring Kenya during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins June 17.
A senior al-Shabaab commander told newsmen on condition of anonymity that they were planning to give Kenyan non-believers a true taste of Jihad (the holy war) in the next few days and weeks.
“Attacks were mainly planned in Kenya’s north-eastern province that borders Somalia,’’ he said.
However, the group claimed it already infiltrated the region.
“We will keep targeting and destroying Kenya’s education sector and business sector,’’ the al-Shabaab commander said.
According to the commander, the terrorists are also threatening to attack Kenyan troops stationed in southern Somalia in coming weeks.
Al-Shabaab has targeted Kenya since 2011, when Kenyan troops entered Somalia to help the government fight the group.
Al-Shabaab killed 152 people at a university campus in Garissa in April and no fewer than 67 people at a Nairobi shopping mall in September 2013.