Attack in Somali strongly condemned by UN envoyListen /
The attack on the Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu on Wednesday has been strongly condemned by the top United Nations envoy in the Horn of Africa country.
According to reports, three suicide bombers dressed in Somali uniform tried to enter the hotel where the newly elected president of Somalia was giving a press conference.
Gerry Adams reports.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was meeting with the Kenyan Foreign Minister, Professor Samuel Ongeri in the presence of international media when the three suicide bombers tried to enter the hotel.
The insurgents were interrupted by security forces and killed before they could enter the building.
A number of Somali security personnel were injured in the attack.
One soldier serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is also reported to have been killed and three others wounded.
The top United Nations envoy in Somalia, Ambassador Augustine Mahiga describes the incident as "an atrocious attack".
He says it comes only two days after a milestone vote where the Somali parliament overwhelmingly elected Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as President.
Gerry Adams, United Nations