Somalia’s Islamist terror group claims responsibility for plane bombing

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia’s al Shabaab terrorists said on Saturday they were responsible for a blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane last week that the government said was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board.

“Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen carried out the airborne operation as a retribution for the crimes committed by the coalition of Western crusaders and their intelligence agencies against the Muslims of Somalia,” it said in an emailed statement.