AMISOM condemns cowardly attack near Mogadishu Airport, February 13, 2014**- The Special Representative of the Chairperson of
the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has condemned
the attack outside the Villa Sultan Restaurant in Mogadishu today.

Around 1240 HRS, a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) went off
outside the restaurant located next to the Aden Abdulle International Airport
injuring and killing innocent civilian passersby.

Emergency services and AMISOM security personnel immediately deployed to the area
assisting in the evacuation of the injured and securing the area.

“I send my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved friends and families and join the
Somali people in unequivocally condemning this craven attack which is a classical
display of Al Shabaab’s faltering capabilities,” said Ambassador Annadif while
calling on Somalis to join hands with the security forces in countering Al Shabaab’s

“The Somali security officers supported by AMISOM are taking concrete steps in
ensuring Somali citizens are protected from the senseless violence perpetrated by
the Al Shabaab,” reiterated Ambassador Annadif while commending Somalis’ resolution
to firmly etch their destiny on the path of peace and stability