Mogadishu bombing condemned by UN Somalia envoy

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Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

A car bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Sunday night has been condemned by the United Nations envoy for the country, Nicholas Kay.

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed.

In a statement issued on Monday, Mr Kay called the bombing,    near a crowded café, an "appalling terrorist attack against innocent civilians".

He said "the use of such indiscriminate tactics against the Somali people" is a "cruel and despicable crime."

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General commended the swift response of Somalia's security and medical staff.

Mr Kay called for the perpetrators of the bombing to be swiftly brought to justice.

Somalia has endured two decades of insecurity and has faced a series of humanitarian crises.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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