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Nairobi attack shows attempts to neutralize Africa's terror threat have failed

Jan 17, 2019 - CNN

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- The terrorists used ammunition with such merciless abandon their automatic gunfire tore through the Nairobi dawn like a chainsaw in long screaming bursts. Grenade after grenade detonations thumped among the buildings.

How could a gang of five -- one suicide bomber and his four gunman accomplices -- get into the heart of the Kenyan capital so heavily armed, and with what seemed like unlimited ammunition?

The answer lies along Kenya's border with neighboring So...