(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) A British mother who has been dubbed the “White Widow” and is wanted for plotting terrorist attacks, is the subject of growing speculation that she was involved in the mall massacre in Kenya.
Samantha Lewthwaite, 29, has been on the run for eight years, since her husband, Germaine Lindsay, blew himself up in the July 2005 suicide bombings in London that targeted subway riders.Survivors of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi said a white woman wearing a veil was among the hostage-takers. Media reports, mostly from Britain, are fueling conjecture that Lewthwaite was the white woman killed in the Nairobi attack.
Kenyan government officials denied women were among the Islamic fanatics who took over the mall amid a hail of gunfire, killing at least 62 people. But Reuters quoted two Kenyan soldiers and an intelligence officer saying one of the dead terrorists is a white female.
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