Kenya PM asks Israel for help in fighting terrorists

Israeli security forces are among the best in the world in dealing with terror threats.

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 22:13 PM IST

Nairobi: Kenya`s Prime Minister is seeking Israel`s support in stopping reprisal terror attacks by an al Qaeda-linked militant group Kenyan troops are pursuing in Somalia.

A government statement on Monday said Prime Minister Raila Odinga asked Israeli President Shimon Peres for assistance in building the capacity of the Kenyan police to deal with attacks by al-Shabab militants.

Israeli security forces are among the best in the world in dealing with terror threats, but al-Shabab could view Kenya`s request as a provocation.

Kenya last month sent hundreds of troops into Somalia to pursue al-Shabab, whom it blames for attacks and kidnappings in Kenya. In response, al-Shabab has threatened to carry out terror attacks in Kenya`s capital.

Bureau Report