Terror: Kenya PM asks Israel for help

2011-11-14 13:56
Nairobi - Kenya's prime minister is seeking Israel's support in stopping reprisal terror attacks by an al-Qaeda-linked militant group Kenyan troops are pursuing in Somalia.

A government statement on Monday said Prime Minister Raila Odinga asked Israeli President Shimon Peres for assistance in building the capacity of the Kenyan police to deal with attacks by al-Shabaab militants.

Israeli security forces are among the best in the world in dealing with terror threats, but al-Shabaab could view Kenya's request as a provocation.

Kenya last month sent hundreds of troops into Somalia to pursue al-Shabaab, whom it blames for attacks and kidnappings in Kenya. In response, al-Shabaab has threatened to carry out terror attacks in Kenya's capital.

- AP
Read more on:    al-shabaab  |  al-qaeda  |  shimon peres  |  raila odinga  |  israel  |  somalia  |  kenya  |  east africa  |  security
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