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Nazarbayev expresses condolences over terrorist attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait

01 july 2015, 17:34
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Nursultan Nazarbayev ©Tengrinews.kz
Nursultan Nazarbayev ©Tengrinews.kz

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has expressed condolences to the President of Tunisia Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah over the recent terrorist attacks in these countries, Tengrinews reports citing the press office of Akorda.

Nursultan Nazarbayev was deeply grieved to learn about the death of innocent people in the terrorist attacks that hit Tunisia and Kuwait. "Kazakhstan strongly condemns international extremism and terrorism that pose a significant threat to the peace and security of the entire world," Nazarbayev wrote in his telegram to the Tunisian President.

"We fully support all the efforts made by the international community to counter the threat of international extremism and terrorism," the telegram sent to the Emir of Kuwait said.

Nazarbayev also expressed sincere condolences on his own behalf and on behalf of the people of Kazakhstan to the families of the victims as well as to all the people of Tunisia and Kuwait wishing a speedy recovery to those who had been injured in the attacks.

Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, has seen a surge in radical Islam since veteran president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in the 2011 revolution. 

At least 38 more were killed and 39 were injured in the Friday's shooting at the beachfront Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in the coastal city of Sousse in Tunisia, which became the worst terrorist attack in modern-day Tunisia and came after the March attack on the Bardo National Museum, which killed 21 foreign tourists and a policeman.

The shooting in Tunisia came the same day as a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Kuwait, which claimed the lives of 27 people and left 227 people wounded.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both attacks.

By Assel Satubaldina


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