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Turkey condoles with Kenya over deadly roadside blast

Improvised explosive device killed 10 Kenyan police in Garissa province in northern Kenya

Gözde Bayar   | 13.10.2019
Turkey condoles with Kenya over deadly roadside blast

ANKARA

Turkey on Sunday extended condolences to Kenya over a roadside blast that targeted police officers in country's north. 

“We are deeply saddened to receive the news that several police officers on patrol lost their lives in a terror attack which targeted their vehicle in Garissa Province in Kenya,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

It added that Turkey extended its condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and to the friendly people and Government of Kenya.

On early Sunday, an improvised explosive device went off as the police were patrolling along the Kenya-Somalia border. At least 10 policemen were killed in the explosion.

According to a statement by the Kenyan police, preliminary investigations indicated that the attack was carried out by Somalia-based insurgents group al-Shabaab.

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