By Ali Murat Alhas
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey on Sunday condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Kenya, leaving several people dead.
“We received the news with great sorrow that at least 10 people, including police officers, lost their lives in a terrorist attack which targeted a bus in transit in Mandera county of Kenya,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Ankara “strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attack,” the statement said, extending Turkey’s condolences to the families of victims and the Kenya government.
According to local authorities, al-Shabaab militants affiliated to the Somali-based al-Qaeda is suspected for the attack.
The militants attacked the 50-passenger bus headed from the Kenyan capital to Wajir County, killing only non-Muslims. Wajir in northern Kenya is predominantly inhabited by Muslims.