US strongly condemns ‘brutal’ attacks in W. Africa

The United States late Friday strongly condemned the recent “brutal” attacks in West Africa.

The White House said in a statement “the United States strongly condemns the brutal attacks in West Africa that have occurred over the past few weeks, including the kidnapping by terrorists of more than 100 school girls and the murders of aid workers in Nigeria, the terrorist attack against United Nations peacekeepers in Mali that killed four people and today’s attacks in Burkina Faso that claimed many innocent lives and wounded dozens.” It affirmed that these attacks “only strengthen the resolve of the United States and responsible nations to pursue, destroy, and rid the world of those who commit such heinous acts.

“The United States extends our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery to those wounded,” it remarked.

Source: Kuwait News Agency