Somalia's Shebab insurgents on Saturday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack which ripped a hole in a passenger plane shortly after takeoff from the capital Mogadishu earlier this month. On February 2, Shebab "mujahideen carried out an operation targeting dozens of Western intelligence officials and Turkish NATO forces aboard an airplane bound for Djibouti," said a statement issued by the group. It is the first time the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab have claimed an attack against an airliner and shows the group was able to get around the heavy security at Mogadishu's airport, if it was indeed responsible for the bombing.
By Scott Malone and Valerie Vande Panne BOSTON, Mass (Reuters) - A dangerous cold snap seized the northeastern United States on Saturday, with temperatures in some areas set to fall below zero and Boston facing its coldest Valentine's Day in almost four decades. Officials warned people to stay indoors away from what the National Weather Service described as "life threatening" cold. "Wind chills will be getting colder and colder as the day goes on," said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts.