(CBS News) Former President Bill Clinton is hosting the annual meeting of his Clinton Global Initiative in New York City this week. The former leader addressed the terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, telling CBS News' Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell that his organization lost an employee in the attack executed by al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab.
"We lost one of our employees in our health access program, which works on getting the world's cheapest AIDS and malaria drugs and building health systems around Africa," President Clinton explained.
"She actually worked in Tanzania. And I saw her just a couple weeks ago in dar es salaam when I was there, but she was nine months pregnant, just a couple of weeks away from delivery. So, she and her baby's father were walking in that mall in Nairobi, because she wanted to have the baby in Kenya. She thought that would be best. And they were both killed."
Turning to the looming threat of terror attacks on U.S. soil, Clinton said "it's been here once" but said the motivation behind the Kenya attack does not necessarily translate into an eventual pursuit of U.S. targets.
"They clearly were targeting Kenya because the Kenyans had gone into Somalia to try to stop al-Shabab from spreading to Kenya," he said, adding "President Obama's administration has supported them in their efforts. And I think this is kind of a long-term deal. We have to go on with our live-- plan our normal lives and-- and-- do our best to stop these things before they start.
The shadow of a Philippine Army personnel is cast on boxes of relief items from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the victims of super typhoon Haiyan, at Villamor Air Base in Manila November 13, 2013.Reuters
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