According to The Latin American Tribune, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of 36 workers in Kenya by the al-Shabaab Somali-based terror group and demanded that those responsible be brought to justice.
In a statement issued Tuesday (December 2) by his spokesperson, the secretary-general denounced the “horrific” terrorist attack and expressed his “deep condolences to the families of the deceased and to the people and the Government of Kenya.”
The Secretary-General also reiterated the UN’s “full support” in aiding Kenya’s efforts “to fight terrorism and to provide security to the population consistent with international law and Kenya’s human rights obligations.”
The attack that took place Tuesday in a quarry in northeastern Kenya claimed the lives of 36 people shot in the head reportedly for being non-Muslims.
COMMENT: The mass-murder occurred just a few kilometers from the site where al-Shabaab killed 28 people in similar attack 10 days ago.
In the latest attack a heavily armed group of men burst into the enclosure and demanded that Muslims identify themselves.
Those who did not profess to being Muslim were shot in the head; some were beheaded, police sources said.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack through the Somali radio station “Al Andalus” in which it said, “In another successful operation carried out by the mujahideen, close to 40 Kenyan crusaders were killed after a unit of the Saleh Nabhan brigade attacked them at midnight.”
Al-Shabaab justified the attack as a response “to the Kenyan occupation of Muslim lands” and warned that “it is part of a series of planned attacks” in Kenya.