Somalia PM condemns the terror attack on the UN compound

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Wednesday June 19, 2013 - 16:44:28 in Local News by Chief Editor
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    Somalia PM condemns the terror attack on the UN compound

    Mogadishu, QN - The Somalia Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has condemned today's suicide attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu, which Alshabab immediately claimed its responsibility.

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Mogadishu, QN - The Somalia Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has condemned today's suicide attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu, which Alshabab immediately claimed its responsibility.

The PM called the attack 'Senseless and despicable' and sent his condolences to the families and colleagues of those who were killed in the attack.

"I condemn this senseless and despicable attack on innocent UN civilians this morning. The UN are our friends and partners, and the UN agencies offer us humanitarian help and support, so I and all Somalis are appalled that they should be the target and victims of such barbaric violence,” said the Prime Minister.


Prime Minister reassured Mogadishu residents that the Government remains in control of the security, stating that security forces swiftly dealt with the attackers and re-secured the compound.

"Somali and AMISOM security forces responded immediately to the situation after the initial explosion and have brought the situation under control. Sadly we must wait to hear the full details and confirmation of any casualties,” Prime Minister said.

β€œAll our thoughts and prayers are with our UN colleagues today. But Al Shabaab will not derail the peace process. They will not stop our recovery. Violence will not win."

Today's attack at UNDP compound killed at least 21 people including 8 UN security staff of which four are foreigners, 6 civilians and 7 attackers.

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