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Wanted terrorist ‘White Widow’ shot dead – reports

British female terrorist Samantha Lethwaite, dubbed the White Widow has reportedly been shot dead in Ukraine.

On Wednesday, several international news outlets said unverified reports from the Moscow news agency Regnum were that Lethwaite 30 was gunned down by a Russian sniper two weeks ago during the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Lethwaite had been linked to the Westgate mall attack in September 2013 in which over 60 Kenyans lost their lives. She is believed to have converted to Islam in her teens and married Jermaine Lindsay in 2002. They had two children, the second of whom was born a month after Lindsay killed 26 people with a suicide bomb at King’s Cross in July 2005.

She gave birth to a third child in August 2009 and relatives said she moved away from her home in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, afterwards.

One family source said she had gone to live in the north of England before moving abroad. In 2012, it was reported that the CIA and Kenya’s anti-terrorism unit had been working closely to hunt down the deadly white widow.

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