Letter: Embassy bombings

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Your headline on 8 August "US reels as 81 die, 1,200 hurt in massive embassy bombings" is, I'm sure, correct. Do you not think, however, that it might have been both more appropriate and more sensitive to have printed "Kenya reels..."? The more damaging explosion of the two took place in Nairobi, and the vast majority of those killed and injured were Kenyans. The headline as you have printed it could be taken to mean that The Independent considers Kenya and Tanzania and their citizens less important than Americans and the USA.

PETER MAIR

London NW3

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