Eritrea condemns the callous and cowardly terrorist attack that killed 62 people and wounded more than 170 at an upscale Nairobi shopping mall on Saturday.
In a letter he sent to his Kenyan counterpart, Minister Osman Saleh expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved, a quick recovery to the injured and solidarity with the people and government of Kenya.
He says he is deeply saddened and shocked by the chilling attack on innocent shoppers and staff at the Westgate mall.
“We are confident that Kenya will show its strength and unity at this difficult time,” Said Osman Saleh in his message.
Minister Osman who is currently in New York attending the 68th UN General Assembly would meet Kenyan Officials on the sidelines of the meeting to re-affirm his country’s solidarity.
The Wastgate attack was the worst in Nairobi since an Al-Qaeda bombing at the US embassy that killed more than 200 people in 1998.
The Somalia militant group Al-Shabaab took responsibility for the attack. However, Kenya’s foreign minister Amina Mohammed today says the Westgate attack was not carried out by just Al-Shabaab but by Al-Qaeda.
Interior minister Joseph Ole Lenku said early Tuesday that all of the hostages held inside the shopping mall have been rescued and their forces are “in control” of the mall.
“We’re in control of Westgate,” the interior ministry said in a message on Twitter.
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