Canada Condemns String of Attacks in Kenya

May 4, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement concerning this weekend’s attacks in Kenya:

“Canada condemns in the strongest terms this weekend’s attacks in Mombasa and Nairobi, Kenya, which claimed the lives of at least seven people and wounded more than 60 others.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims, as well as best wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured.

“Attacks like these, targeting innocent citizens, must not go unpunished. Whoever perpetrated and supported this violence must be held accountable.

“Canada continues to support the Kenyan government in the fight against terror.”

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