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UN condemns terrorist bus attack in Kenya

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the brutal terrorist bus attack in Kenya, which claimed 28 lives on Saturday. He also pledged the UN's “continuing support” to Kenya and the countries of the region in their efforts to “address the scourge of terrorism.” The deadly attack occurred on a bus travelling to Nairobi from the northern part of the country in the early morning. A group of armed men hijacked the bus with about 60 people in Mandera near the Somali border. They separated those they thought were non-Muslim and shot them to death. Witnesses say the gunmen made passengers read from the Koran. Those who couldn’t were shot in the head at point blank range. Al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group, has claimed responsibility for the killing, saying it was in retaliation to Kenya’s armed operations in Somalia. The terrorist group conducted a series of attacks across Somalia and Kenya in recent years. Their targets include hotels, shopping centers, and other civilians areas. Media reports indicate that the attackers fled on foot across the border into Somalia with Kenyan authorities reportedly following. A counter-attack targeted a camp and many militants were killed, according to the army. Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing