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US condemns Nairobi bomb attacks

Published on May 17, 2014 6:17 AM
 
Policemen inspect the scene of an explosion in Gikomba on the outskirts of Nairobi's business district where twin blasts claimed at least ten lives on May 16, 2014. Ten people were killed and over 70 wounded when two bomb attacks in a busy market took place in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the latest in a wave of unrest blamed on Islamist militants. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Friday condemned twin bomb attacks in the Kenyan capital Nairobi blamed on Islamic militants that killed at least 10 people and wounded at 70 more.

"The United States condemns today's despicable terrorist attacks," said National Security Council spokesman Caitlin Hayden.

"This is the latest in a series of cowardly attacks on innocent civilians in Kenya," she said, offering thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims.

"As we have for half a century, the United States stands with our Kenyan friends and partners who continue to face adversity with courage and resolve," Hayden added.

 
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