Kenya Attack Stirs Complacency Fear Over Somali Pirates – Bloomberg

The deadly assault this week in Nairobi by a militant group from Somalia serves as a reminder of the threats emanating from the war-torn East African country that remains a hotbed for pirate attacks on key shipping routes.

The four-day battle in Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall with the Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabaab left at least 67 civilians and security personnel dead before Kenyan forces ended the siege. While Somali piracy has also been curbed by military intervention and enhanced ship defenses, there’s no evidence that the supply of would-be raiders has waned in a state ranked the world’s second-poorest by Central Intelligence Agency.

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via Kenya Attack Stirs Complacency Fear Over Somali Pirates – Bloomberg.

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