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Jordan denounces new terror strikes in Africa

By JT - Jan 16,2016 - Last updated at Jan 17,2016

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday denounced the terrorist attacks that took place in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, which killed several innocent civilians and injured others. 

In a cable to Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, the King expressed his condolences and sympathies over the victims of the terrorist attack and wished the injured a speedy recovery, according to a Royal Court statement. 

Also on Saturday, His Majesty sent a cable to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, offering his deepest condolences over the killing of several Kenyan soldiers in the attack on a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia.

In the cable, the Monarch voiced Jordan's support to Kenya in the face of terror, which is threatening the region and the world.

The government on Saturday denounced the terrorist attacks that targeted a hotel and a restaurant in Burkina Faso as well as the terrorist attack that occurred at an African Union base in Somalia on Friday.

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani asserted Jordan's rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism and he stressed the need for orchestrated international efforts to confront terror groups worldwide. 

Momani, who is the government's spokesperson, expressed the government's condolences and wished the injured a speedy recovery, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.   

 

At least 26 people from 18 different nationalities were killed in the assault on the Splendid Hotel and a nearby casino in Burkina Faso, while scores of troops were killed in the attack at the base of the African Union, according to news agencies.

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