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Lee Rigby murder inquiry ‘failed to seek out witnesses’

Parliamentary report, which is set to clear security services of major errors, comes under attack

The official inquiry into the jihadi-inspired murder of Lee Rigby in 2013 is poised to clear the security services of major criticisms but is facing claims that it failed to speak to witnesses who say the plot’s leader was repeatedly contacted by the security services before the attack.

The report by parliament’s intelligence and security committee (ISC), due out on Tuesday, will set out what the intelligence services knew before the attack. Fusilier Rigby, 25, was run over and then butchered by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale in May 2013 on a street in Woolwich, south-east London, in front of numerous witnesses. Both were sentenced in February to life imprisonment for the soldier’s murder, with Adebolajo, the dominant of the pair, told he would never be released.

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Kenya claims 100 al-Shabaab killed in response to Mandera massacre

Kenya’s vice-president, William Ruto, says troops also destroyed Islamists’ camp and lorries after massacre of bus passengers
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Kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims

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Dozens killed in Kenya bus attack, say police

Officials say al-Shabaab militants from Somalia hijacked bus in north of country and killed 28 non-Muslims on board Continue reading…
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Dozens killed in Kenya bus attack, say police

Officials say al-Shabaab militants from Somalia hijacked bus in north of country and killed 28 non-Muslims on board

Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya’s north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been separated out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.

Two police officers said that the bus travelling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 31 miles from the town Mandera near Kenya’s border with Somalia. The officers insisted on anonymity out of fear of reprisals because of an order from Kenya’s police chief that officers should not speak to the media.

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New art from Africa in pictures

An auction of work from up-and-coming artists from the continent and diaspora is being run online in December. Here are some of our favourites: Young Visionaries from Africa catalogue Continue reading…
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