NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Rep. Peter King said the United States is performing its due diligence to ensure Saturday’s attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenyan, does not indicate the U.S. is under any imminent threat, but he advised Americans not to disrupt their lives.
In an interview with WCBS 880′s Monical Miller on Sunday morning, King (R-N.Y.) said he’s unaware of any possible threat from al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-linked militant group that has claimed responsibility for the mall attack that left 59 people dead and at least 175 others wounded.
King said any time there is a terrorist attack overseas, “we have to see if there’s any possible connection to the United States.”
- Peter King: Americans ‘Should Carry On’ In Wake Of Kenyan Terrorist Attack
- WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reports.
According to King, the chairman of the House subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence, al-Shabab, which is based in Somalia, is the only al-Qaida affiliate that has recruited Americans. The Long Island congressman said U.S. officials are aware of 40 to 50 Somali-Americans who have left the United States to be trained as terrorists in Somalia.
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