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Al-Qaeda affiliate offers 10 camels as bounty on Obama

The Somalian group also offered up 10 hens and 10 roosters for Hillary Clinton.

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AN ISLAMIST GROUP in Somalia has offered ten camels for information leading them to US president Barack Obama.

The al-Shabaab militia, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda, also put a bounty of ten hens and ten roosters on the head of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In a recorded announcement, militant leader Fuad Muhammad Khalaf is reported by Reuters as saying:

Whoever reveals the hideout of the idiot Obama will be rewarded with 10 camels, and whoever reveals the hideout of the old woman Hillary Clinton will be rewarded 10 chickens and 10 roosters.

The announcement mocks a huge €34million reward offered by US authorities for information on the hiding places of six al-Shabaab leaders, including Khalaf. CNN reports that the average price of a camel in Somalia is around $700.

According to AFP, Khalaf continued:

There is nothing new in the fact that infidels pay to have Muslim leaders killed. They already did that by offering camels for the head of Prophet Mohammed, and the dollar is the camel of today.

According to the US, al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly bombings inside Somalia and is thought to be responsible for several more suicide attacks.

The group is also blamed for suicide bombings in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, in 2010 which killed more than 70 people including an American.

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