The attack took place at a stone quarry in Kenya's Mandera town bordering Somalia on Tuesday.

Ban expressed his deep condolences to the families of the deceased and to the people and the government of Kenya, reports cited from an official statement on Tuesday.

"The secretary general hopes that those responsible will be brought swiftly to justice," the statement said.

Also, a statement issued by National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said, "US strongly condemns Tuesday's attacks in Wajir and Mandera counties in Kenya as well as other recent attacks by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

"The Somali group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Kenya has witnessed several attacks since 2011 when it participated in fights against the Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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