Attack on bus in Kenya condemned by UN

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An attack on a bus in Kenya which left at least 28 people dead has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

Militants from the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the assault, which took place outside the town of Mandera on the border between Somalia and Kenya.

Witnesses described how passengers taken off the bus who failed to recite verses of the Koran were shot in the head.

The UN chief, Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations would continue to support Kenya and other countries in the region in what he called "their multidimensional efforts to address the scourge of terrorism."

On Sunday, Kenyan security forces reportedly killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia following the ambush of the bus the day before.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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