‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite is suspected to be behind the attack on Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend . She is also said to have died in during the attack,Daily News Reports.
The mother of three ,whose husband ,British suicide bomber Jermaine Lindsay, killed himself in the London 2005 terror attack is said to have trained female jihadists in Somalia.
Samantha Lewthwaite has been on the run since 2005. As Kenyan authorities searched Westgate Mall on Monday ,reports emerged that a white woman was among the dead attackers.
Three sources, one an intelligence officer and two soldiers, told Reuters that one of the killed attackers was a white woman.It is believed to be Samantha that ‘White Widow’.
Various media reports have stated some of those rescued from the bloodied, corpse-strewn Westgate Mall in Nairobi said a Caucasian female woman was among the hostage-takers.
Terrorists from Al Shabab, a Somali cell tied to Al Qaeda, have claimed responsibility for the two-day reign of horror inside a ritzy shopping complex.
According to other reports , Al Shabab militants are said to have lauded the “White Widow” on its Twitter account and claimed she was involved in the rampage.
“Sherafiyah lewthwaite aka samantha is a vrave (sic) lady! were happier to have her in our ranks!” In another posting they warned: “This is no more than a drill for a bigger event!”
The Twitter account, @HSMPress, has been suspended.