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Cuba collaborates with Kenya to find kidnapped Cuban doctors

HAVANA Cuba (Xinhua) -- Cuba will maintain contact with Kenyan authorities in search for the two Cuban doctors who were kidnapped earlier in northeast Kenya by suspected al-Shabab militants, the Cuban government said Friday.

In an official release broadcasted by Cuba’s state-run TV, the authorities said the Cuban government has created a working group to follow the "sensitive issue" and will keep the families of the two victims informed.

The two Cuban doctors—general physician Assel Herrera Corea and surgeon Landy Rodriguez Hernandez—were abducted by a group of gunmen earlier Friday during a road ambush in Mandera town in northeast Kenya near the Somali border.

The attackers also shot dead one of the two police officers who were guarding the medics during the attack.

Kenyan authorities suspected the attackers are members of the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab and believed the two victims have been taken to the neighbouring country.

The two doctors are among 100 Cuban specialists who arrived in Kenya in June 2018 under a bilateral arrangement between Kenyan and Cuban governments.
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EARLIER REPORT:

Kenyan police intensify search for abducted two Cuban doctors

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police have intensified search for two Cuban doctors who were kidnapped by suspected al-Shabab militants in Mandera town in northeast Kenya near the Somali border on Friday morning.

Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs assured the Cuban government and the international community that Kenya is doing everything within its capability to rescue Assel Herera Correa and Landy Rodriguez, according to a statement issued in Nairobi.

"All security apparatus have been activated and are tracking down the abductors to ensure the safe return of the two doctors," the ministry said in the statement.

The two medics were heading to Mandera County Referral Hospital which is their work station before the ambush at around 9 a.m. local time.

The attackers shot dead one of the two police officers who were guarding the medics during the attack.

The ministry called on the global concerted effort in combating transnational crimes and eliminating elements disruptive to peaceful existence.

The two medics are among 100 Cuban specialists who arrived in the country in June 2018 under a bilateral arrangement between Kenya and Cuban governments.
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SEE ALSO:

Kenya arrest one suspect over abduction of two Cuban doctors

             

 

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