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Mall of America threatened in video from terrorist group

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Al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terror group and linked to Al-Qaeda, has released a video in which the group appears to call for attacks on shopping malls in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

The video mentions the Mall of America in Minnesota and the West Edmonton Mall in Canada. 

Both malls say they have increased security in response to the threat.

"We will continue to follow the situation, along with law enforcement, and will remain vigilant as we always do in similar situations," Mall of America told NBC News in a statement.

NBC News also reports the Mall of America has implemented more visible security measures since the video's release.

Al-Shabaab is behind the 2013 attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left more than 60 people dead.


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