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Jordan condemns terror attacks in Kenya, Sinai

By JT - Apr 04,2015 - Last updated at Apr 04,2015

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday denounced the “cowardly” terrorist attack at the Garissa University College, which led to the death of around 148 people  and the injury of dozens of students and other innocent people.


In a telephone call with President Uhuru Kenyatta, King Abdullah expressed his condolences and sympathies to the Kenyan president and the families of the victims, noting that Jordan stands by Kenya and its people in confronting such heinous terrorist crimes, which threaten the security of the region and the entire world.


The two leaders discussed the current developments at the regional and international levels, especially the efforts exerted to confront the danger of terrorism.
Also on Saturday, the government denounced the attack carried out by gunmen from Al Shabab militant group.


Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications  Mohammad Momani expressed the government’s condemnation of the “horrific terrorist act”. He expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with Kenya and condolences to the victims’ families.


Four terrorists broke into Garissa University College early Thursday, killing two of its guards and then opening fire indiscriminately on campus and at students’ dormitories.


Also on Friday, the government strongly denounced simultaneous terrorist attacks which took place on Thursday targeting security checkpoints in Egypt’s north Sinai.


Gunmen opened fire on soldiers with automatic rifles and rockets at separate checkpoints south of Sheikh Zuweid, east of the provincial capital of El Arish, killing dozens of soldiers and civilians.


Momani denounced the attacks and expressed Jordan’s strong support for Egypt, stressing the importance of collaborative international and regional efforts to root out terrorism.

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