It also condoled the deaths and pledged full support to the Kenyan government at this hour of crisis. The Kenyan security personnel were also lauded for their "courageous response". Washington also reasserted its fight against all forms of terrorism, including the threat posed by al-Shabab, a dreaded terror outfit.
Two Indians, including a 8-year-old boy, were among the 39 killed in the attack
Family of slain engineer pleads for privacy
Meanwhile, reports said that family of Sridhar Natarajan, the 40-year-old Indian engineer who was killed in the assault along with a eight-year-old boy, requested for privacy. Natarajan's wife Manjula was also seriously injured in the attack and was undergoing treatment. The bereaved family was in touch with the external affairs ministry to remain updated about the development in the wake of the massacre.
The other victim, a child, is believed to be the son of a manager of an Indian bank.