Expert: Terrorist group's links to Cardiff are 'credible'

An expert on terrorism has told ITV News that the claim that members of the terrorist group behind the recent Kenyan shopping centre massacre were recruited from Cardiff is "credible."

A recruitment video made by Somali militant group al-Shabaab lists a number of British cities where they claim recruits hailed from, including London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham.

Watch ITV News' Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo's report on the al-Shabaab video

Raffaello Pantucci, from the Royal United Services Institute, says: "we know from other cases that there are individuals from Cardiff who have tried to go and join al-Shabaab."

"So it seems very likely that some of those individuals from the broader Somali diaspora, and in fact the broader Muslim community around Cardiff, may have been drawn by al-Shabaab's radical message, to go and join the group and participate in its fighting."

"I think the government does see Cardiff as a place where there is a problem with radicalisation, and maybe more of a focus than some smaller cities, but whether Cardiff would rank as a top priority, I'm not totally sure."

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Terror group 'Cardiff recruits'

A recruitment video from militant group al-Shabaab, which attacked a shopping centre in Kenya last month, claims some of its members hail from a number of British cities, including Cardiff.