Twitter pulls accounts as group boasts of Kenya attack
PARIS (AFP) - As gunshots and explosions rocked Nairobi's Westgate mall, those behind the horrifying attack used Twitter to provide something of a running commentary of events.
"What Kenyans are witnessing at #Westgate is retributive justice for crimes committed by their military," Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab tweeted.
The depiction of the attack at the Westgate shopping centre is the latest example of extremist groups using Twitter to broadcast their messages and boast of their criminal accomplishments.
Twitter has now suspended the account, but others quickly sprung up in what one analyst likened to an online version of Whac-A-Mole.