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Al Shabaab threatens ‘Westgate-style’ attack on Mall of America in a new video

Haunting news hits the United States hitting nefarious intention of the released through a recent video from a terrorist organization Al Shabaab. The News purportedly flashes the wrong intentions of the terror group calling an attack on Mall in Bloomington, Minnesota, America. As CBS News suggests the mall is among major malls which is under surveillance, including the West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Oxford Street shopping area in London.mall-of-america

The 6 minute video is imbued with the horror inducing graphic images and terrorists celebrating the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, and killed that took off the lives of around 60 people. An image of the Mall of America is shown in the video, along with the GPS coordinates. The security is now quite susceptible to this video now. It is being stated by one of the security agents:

“We will continue to monitor events with the help of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies”. The authority also commented that, “As always, we take any potential threat seriously and respond appropriately. Mall of America has implemented extra security precautions, some may be noticeable to guests, and others won’t be. We will continue to follow the situation, along with law enforcement, and will remain vigilant as we always do in similar situations.”

Jim Kallstrom, who happens to be the former Assistant director of the FBI’s New York Office, is also looking into the nitty-gritty of the situation. Giving his statement in Fox News on Sunday, he said,

“You look at the Mall of America, you look at all the malls then you start to backtrack and say you know it would be nice if we knew what comes and goes into the country.”

Al Shabaab, Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, recently claimed the responsibility for the past attack at one of the hotels in Somalia’s capital, which witnessed massive blood sheds killing around 25 people. A statement from the Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke’s office reports that one of the Islamic extremist came in with an explosive-laden vehicle rushing through Central Hotel and was blown off.

The deputy Mayor of Mogadishu and other two legislators were found dead counting 25 calamities all around. Keeping aside the severe loss, Al Shabaab, is still trying to make the situation worse by continued attack in the state and elsewhere.

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The young-turk of the team, he is responsible for reporting all the rumors and leaks related to gadgets and software. Other than collecting valuable information on trending rumors, he also likes to write about social media and IT security.

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