sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
July 02, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

The United States strongly condemned Sunday "heinous" attacks on churches in Kenya that left 17 people dead and dozens wounded in a town near the Somali border.

Assailants wearing balaclavas burst into two churches in Garissa, targeting worshippers with firearms and grenades. Witnesses said bodies lay scattered on the floor inside the two churches.

"The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks on innocent civilians attending church services in Kenya," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement, offering condolences to the victims' families.

"The perpetrators of these attacks have shown no respect for human life and dignity, and must be brought to justice for these heinous acts," he said.

"At a time of transition, peace and stability are essential to Kenya's progress. We support those who recognize Kenya's ethnic and religious diversity as one of the country's greatest strengths," Carney noted.

"We stand with the Kenyan people at this difficult time."

Kenya has suffered a spate of gun, grenade and bomb attacks since sending troops into southern Somalia last October to target Shebab rebels fighting to overthrow the weak UN-backed government in the Horn of Africa state.

Canada also condemned the "vicious and cowardly" church attacks, with Foreign Minister John Baird saying he was "deeply saddened" to hear about the deaths and pledging his country's "solidarity with the Kenyan people".

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, whose disputed re-election five years ago sparked bloody ethnic violence, has vowed to ensure an orderly handover of power when he steps down next year.

AFP

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
Granny fails to reach Florida in Cuba-US swim
NEXT STORY
Ancient relics discovered in Peru: report

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Australia, NZ MPs to share experiencesTwo Members of Parliament from Australia and New Zealand Parliaments are currently in the country to share their experiences with Fijian Parliamentians at a workshop on Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals.
BUSINESS
ERP, related Bills to be amendedThe Fijian Parliament has approved a motion to amend the Employment Relations Promulgation (ERP) and other related Bills.
SPORTS
Fiji U20 faces Hungary in friendlyThe Vodafone Fiji U20 football team will play a last build up match in Auckland against Hungary today before flying off to Christchurch for the FIFA U20 World Cup.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone acquires Datec FijiVodafone Fiji has announced 100% acquisition of leading IT company, Datec Fiji Limited
HEALTH/FITNESS
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
ENTERTAINMENT
Reshammiya to hold shows in FijiBollywood actor, singer, composer and music director Himesh Reshammiya arrives in Fiji tomorrow for two shows in Suva and Nadi later this week.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS