Al-Shabaab, a Somali-based Islamic terrorist group, has released a video calling for an attack on malls in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The faction is urging followers to target Minnesota’s Mall of America, Oxford Street and two Westfield locations in London, as well as the West Edmonton Mall in Canada.
The group divulged coordinates for the Mall of America, so that militants may plan for attack. The West Edmonton Mall was listed as a goal for attack as it is the largest mall in North America. In the meantime, the Mall of America is on watch to make sure these threats do not come to fruition. “We will continue to monitor events with the help of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies,” the mall said in a statement. “As always, we take any potential threat seriously and respond appropriately.”
Let’s hope that none of this terrorist organization’s plans ever get off the ground.
[via The Guardian]