Somalia: UN envoy condemns deadly attack on medical convoy near Mogadishu

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Nicholas Kay

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia Nicholas Kay has strongly condemned the killing of six people during an attack on a medical convoy outside Mogadishu on Wednesday.

The convoy was heading to a health facility west of the capital when it came under fire by unknown gunmen, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which Mr. Kay heads.

The assailants killed four doctors – one Somali and three Syrians as well as a Somali driver and guard. At least two other passengers were seriously wounded.

In a statement released the same day Mr. Kay, said the people behind the attack "seek to halt the country's progress".

He urges the Federal Government of Somalia to thoroughly investigate this heinous crime and bring those responsible to justice.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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