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Cameron Says Travel Warnings Hurt Kenyan Fight Against Militants

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The Mombasa coastline.
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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said advisories issued by his government warning people not to travel to parts of Kenya are detrimental to the East African nation’s fight against extremism.

“We all agree that the effect of the advisories are what the terrorists actually want because it defeats the efforts to stop extremists from seducing people into their activities,” Cameron said during a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in New York on Monday, the presidency said in an e-mailed statement.