Car bombing in Mogadishu "entirely unacceptable" UN envoy

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Augustine Mahiga

Augustine Mahiga

The cowardly terrorist attacks in Somalia will only reinforce the determination of the Somali people to persevere in their efforts to restore stability to their country.

That according to Dr. Augustine Mahiga, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary for Somalia, in a statement following a car bomb explosion in the capital, Mogadishu on Monday.

The attack has reportedly killed at least seven people and wounded many others.

The extremist Islamic Al Shabaab group, which is linked to al-Qaeda, is reported to have claimed responsibility for the attack.

There are also reports that a senior Somali security official may have been targeted in the attack.

Dr. Mahiga, the top UN envoy for Somalia, says Monday's assault was entirely unacceptable, adding that "Somalia has made great strides forward on the paths of progress and stabilization."

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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