Canada slams “cowardly” terror assault
from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – CANADA dissuaded its citizens from travelling around Kenya’s border with Somalia following a deadly terror attack in the region this past weekend.
The blast, blamed on the militant Al-Shabaab group, left about 30 people dead in the Mandera County.
“Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms the cowardly attack against a bus in Northern Kenya that took the lives of 28 innocent civilians.
“The deliberate targeting of civilians is despicable and demonstrates the inhumanity of those who perpetrated this attack,” Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, said in a statement.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to all Kenyans. “Canada stands in solidarity with the Government of Kenya and will continue to support the fight against al-Shabaab,” he said.
Baird issued a travel advisory following the terror attack.
“The Government of Canada continues to advise Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya and to avoid all travel within 150 km of the Kenya-Somalia border due to the risk of kidnapping and attacks.
“Canadians are advised to be particularly vigilant in crowded places, and to monitor local media as well as the Travel Advice and Advisories for Kenya.”
– CAJ News
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