General Assembly President condemns attacks on Kenyan churches
|Publisher||UN News Service|
|Publication Date||3 July 2012|
|Cite as||UN News Service, General Assembly President condemns attacks on Kenyan churches, 3 July 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ffe95572.html [accessed 20 June 2013]|
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The attacks, which took place in the town of Garissa near Kenya's border with Somalia, resulted in the deaths of 17 people and serious injury to several others.
"President Al-Nasser stresses the importance of the security of all places of worship and the safety of worshippers from all religions," the Assembly head's spokesperson said, adding that he expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Kenya.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the attacks on Monday, calling for the perpetrators of the attacks, and of other recent terrorist acts in Kenya, to be held accountable.