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GAMBIA CONDEMNS KILLING OF 13 CIVILIANS IN SENEGAL

PRESS RELEASE

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad (MoFA), strongly condemns the abhorrent and despicable crime by armed criminals which resulted in the murder of thirteen innocent civilians including children in the Southern Senegalese region of Casamance on Saturday 6 January 2017.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs learnt that the incident occurred when the civilians went to the bush to collect firewood for domestic use. The criminal gang then attacked, killed thirteen, injured seven and two others managed to escape.

The Ministry extends its condolences to the Government of the Republic of Senegal and the bereaved families. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms its commitment to working with the Government of the Republic of Senegal to bring about durable peace and security in the Senegambia region. We pray for Allah’s infinite mercy for the departed souls and their families.

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