State Dept. on Al-Shabaab Terrorist Attack in Mpeketoni, Kenya

Al-Shabaab Fighters, courtesy of Reuters
Al-Shabaab Fighters, courtesy of Reuters

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
June 16, 2014

STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON

U.S. Condemns Al-Shabaab Terrorist Attack in Mpeketoni

The United States strongly condemns the Al-Shabaab terrorist attack on the coastal town of Mpeketoni, Kenya overnight that killed dozens of people. We offer our deepest condolences to those that have lost loved ones and to persons injured in the attacks.

There can be no place for horrific acts of violence such as this in any society.

The United States stands with Kenya. We will continue to work in partnership with Kenya to address security in Kenya and in the region in a comprehensive manner that respects human rights.

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