September 26th, 2013
12:09 PM ET

At Kenya's request, Interpol issues alert for 'White Widow'

Interpol said Thursday it issued a red notice for Samantha Lewthwaite, the so-called "White Widow," at the request of Kenyan authorities.

Reports that a white woman was among the terrorists who stormed a mall in Nairobi last weekend have prompted a slew of media speculation about Lewthwaite, a British woman whose husband was one of the suicide bombers in the 2005 London terror attacks.

Known as the "White Widow," Lewthwaite, 29, has been wanted by international counterterrorism officials since authorities found bomb-making materials in her Mombasa, Kenya, apartment in 2011. She vanished shortly before a raid.

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  1. saywhat

    The terror groups attract all and sundry with their own 'causes'. besides the ones with extremist outlook there are criminals, mercenaries, assassins and those who are working for regimes with political agenda.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Somalia needs serious attention and this whole concept of 'war on terror' gone awry, a careful examination to get to and recognize the core causes.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    As ive already stated, the whole world is going to he!!

    September 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    No silver lining.

    September 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TvNyC

    The World War III has started.

    September 27, 2013 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    efforts in that direction have been on for some time.

    September 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    That was in Kenya. Sunday, in Pakistan, more people showed that then have no sense, fighting like a group of uncontrolled dogs loose on the street of my childhood hick town. These are animals that have not evolved, playing with bombs, and setting women and children on fire

    September 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |