UN condemns terror attack in Kenya

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 12:02

United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned Sunday`s attack on Kenya`s eastern town of Mpeketoni that killed at least 48 people, a media report said Tuesday.

"The secretary-general reiterates the solidarity of the UN with the people and government of Kenya in their struggle against terrorism," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by Ban`s spokesman as saying.

"He trusts the authorities will do all in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice in a manner that is fully respectful of Kenya`s human rights obligations."

"The secretary-general extends his condolences to the families of the deceased and the government of Kenya and wishes the wounded a swift recovery," the statement said.

Witnesses said around 50 armed attackers with explosives stormed the busy eastern coastal town in vehicles, shooting at the residents.

Mpeketoni is now like a ghost town as many residents are still not back home after they took cover in the bushes, they said.

The Somalian Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab Monday claimed responsibility for the attack.

IANS

First Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 12:02

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