Who Are the Al-Shabaab Militants Plaguing Kenya?

The Islamic militant group al-Shabaab, based in Somalia, has carried out a string of attacks on Kenyan soil. An American soldier and two U.S. defense contractors were killed in a Jan. 5 assault on a defense facility Kenya shares with the U.S. One year earlier, the group claimed responsibility for a coordinated attack on a hotel and office complex in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, that left 26 people, including five attackers, dead. Al-Shabaab warns that attacks will continue as long as Kenya maintain