Re­view urged bet­ter train­ing fol­low­ing Nairobi at­tack

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCIAL -

OT­TAWA – A fed­eral re­view rec­om­mended bet­ter se­cu­rity and aware­ness train­ing for per­son­nel posted abroad af­ter an em­ployee at Canada’s High Com­mis­sion in Nairobi was killed dur­ing a ter­ror­ist at­tack on a shop­ping mall, newly re­leased doc­u­ments show. The in­ter­nal re­view also called for re-ex­am­i­na­tion of the over­all plan for re­spond­ing to crit­i­cal in­ci­dents over­seas in­volv­ing fed­eral per­son­nel, says a sum­mary of the find­ings. The sum­mary, ob­tained by The Cana­dian Press un­der the Ac­cess to In­for­ma­tion Act, flowed from a Fe­bru­ary 2014 meet­ing of in­ter­de­part­men­tal task force mem­bers who had grap­pled with the hor­rors that un­folded in Kenya five months ear­lier. On Sept. 21, 2013, al-Shabab gun­men at­tacked the West­gate Mall in Nairobi.

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