Worldwide hunt for British 'White Widow'

Samantha Lewthwaite, widow of 7/7 bomber Jermain Lindsay. Photo: Police handout

Interpol have issued a "Red Notice" for British woman Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of July 7 bomber Germaine Lindsay dubbed the "White Widow" who has been linked with the terror group al-Shabaab.

The 29-year-old is wanted by Kenyan authorities over a suspected terror plot in Mombassa in 2011. Using a number of different names she has so far evaded capture.

Kenyan authorities fuelled speculation that she was involved in the shopping centre massacre by saying a British women who has allegedly been involved in terrorism "many times before" was among the militants, but tonight stressed that the Interpol alert was related to the 2011 event, not the Westgate Mall attacks.

Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Nairobi.

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