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Turkey strongly condemns terror attack in Kenya

Saturday's terror attack in Kenya killed 8 police officers

Faruk Zorlu   | 16.06.2019
Turkey strongly condemns terror attack in Kenya

ANKARA 

Turkish Foreign Ministry strongly condemned Saturday's terror attack in Kenya that killed eight police officers.

"We have learned with deep sorrow that the terrorist attack perpetrated in the Wajir County, Kenya, resulted in loss of the lives of eight police officers.

"We strongly condemn this heinous attack and extend our condolences to those who lost their lives and to the people and Government of Kenya," the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Eight police officers patrolling the Kenya-Somali border on Saturday were killed in an apparent al-Shabaab bomb attack along the porous Kenya-Somali border.

Five officers were also injured in the improvised explosive device (IED) attack in the Konton area of northeastern Kenya.

Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab militants have long carried out similar attacks in Kenya targeting security officers. In 2018 more than 100 Kenya police were killed in separate IED attacks along the porous Kenyan-Somali border.

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