Washington, Oct 9: Britain’s fugitive ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite has been reportedly found to be connected to one of the United States Navy SEALs target in Somalia.
U.S. officials named Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir ‘Ikrima’ as a high value target that Seal Team Six was hunting, CNN reports.
Abdulkadir is said to have escaped few days ago, when the SEAL commandos retreated under heavy fire to avoid civilian casualties in Somalia.
According to Kenya’s National Intelligence Service, Ikrima, who is Kenyan, was coordinator of a cell, which included Lewthwaite and another Briton, Jermaine Grant, for planning multiple attacks on targets in Nairobi in late 2011 and early 2012.
Kenyan police have been trying to arrest Lewthwaite, who is alleged to be in Somalia and linked to Al Shabab militant group responsible for the Nairobi mall massacre, the report added.
Ikrima is a relative of Musa Dheere, who was killed at a Mogadishu roadblock alongside Fazul Mohamed, the suspected mastermind of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania. (ANI)