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Minister for Africa condemns Mpeketoni attack in Kenya

Mark Simmonds condemns attacks in Kenya, and offers his condolences to those affected.

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Following the attack in Mpeketoni, Kenya, which led to the deaths of dozens of civilians, the Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said:

I condemn in the strongest terms the attacks that took place on 15 June in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni. I offer my deepest condolences to the families that have lost loved ones and to those injured in the attacks.

There can be no place for appalling acts of violence such as this in any society. The Kenyan authorities have our full support as they investigate this incident and seek to prevent further attack.

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Published 16 June 2014