"Outrage" towards terrorist attack in Somalia

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A Somali mother and child. Credit: UN Photo/Stuart Price

A terrorist attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, which killed and injured several people, has "outraged" the UN Secretary-General.

Ban Ki-moon said there is no justification for terrorism or such attacks.

Somalia is working to rebuild after enduring more than two decades of political instability and a series of droughts that has left the country dependent on international aid.

The UN chief reaffirmed the organization's strong commitment to working with the people and Government of Somalia to help bring peace and prosperity for all Somalis.

Stéphane Dujarric is Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.

“The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), has confirmed that a car bomb detonated this morning in the vicinity of a UN convoy travelling near Mogadishu International Airport. The Mission says that there are no reports of injuries to UN staff but that there are reports of casualties amongst bystanders and security personnel.”  (19″)

Mr Dujarric added that UNSOM is cooperating with the authorities as they investigate the attack.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

Duration:  1’06″

 

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