NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A most-wanted American jihadi in Somalia says a known assassin from the militant group al-Shabab has shot him in the neck.
Omar Hammami posted on Twitter about what he labeled an assassination attempt late Thursday as he was sitting in a tea shop. He posted four pictures, one of which shows his face with blood on his neck and a blood-stained blue shirt.
On Friday Hammami tweeted that al-Shabab's leader was sending forces against him.
Hammami moved from Alabama to Somalia and joined al-Shabab in about 2006. He has since had a falling-out with the group and has previously publicized two al-Shabab death threats against him.
The U.S. named Hammami to its Most Wanted terrorist list in March.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.