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UK's most wanted 'white widow' behind Nairobi mall attack?



Nairobi, Sept 24: In one of the worst terror attacks in Kenya, that has drawn similarities with the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, it is suspected that the UK's most wanted woman, 29-year-old Samantha Lewthwaite may be behind gruesome attack at the Westgate Shopping mall in Nairobi, that has left at least 70 people dead and many injured.

According to the latest reports, Samantha, who is widely referred as "white widow" may have been killed, by the military forces, among the three hostage-takers, who sieged the mall for four days.

Some reports said that investigators are trying to identify the body of a white woman found among the dead Islamic militants gunned down by the Kenyan forces.

The intelligence sources said that she was the "most wanted female terrorist" in the world.

An Irish-born terror suspect, Samantha is dubbed as "white widow" as her suicide bomber husband Jermaine Lindsay carried out the 2005 bombing on the London transport network.

He had blew up a bus and three tube trains killing at least 52 people.

One of the al Qaeda's prime recruiter in East Africa and the spokesperson for the banned al-shabab terror outfit, Samantha's video footage holding a gun with 'masked face' was revealed by the Kenyan anti-terrorist police.

A mother of three children, Samantha, who was on run for last two years, was reportedly 'controlling' the terror-operation from within the Westgate shopping mall.

The fugitive, Samantha converted to Islam in her teenage years and later got married to 7/7 London bomber, Jermaine Lindsay. She later got married to Habib Ghani.

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