Kenya Attacks to Invigorate Counterterrorism Financing Efforts Against Somali Group: Officials

By Colby Adams

American and British officials will likely weigh steps to quash fundraising by the Somali rebel group behind the terror attack and hostage standoff in Kenya, two investigators said Monday. U.S. investigators are sifting through bank secrecy reports filed on outbound remittances for any links to Al Shabaab, an al Qaida-affiliated group that has claimed responsibility for killing at least 62 people and taking hundreds of hostages Saturday at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, said Jane Rhodes-Wolfe, chief of the FBI's Terrorist Financing Operations Section. The investigation could lead to the U.S. Treasury Department announcing new designations against members of Al...