AU envoy to somalia condemns attack on international aid workers

Mogadishu- December 19th, 2013**; The Special Representative of the Chairperson of
the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif
has condemned the ambush attack in the outskirts of Mogadishu which killed six
people and injured two.

The attack happened when unidentified gunmen ambushed a vehicle transporting four
Syrian and two Somali doctors to a nearby hospital. Three Syrian doctors, two Somali
doctors and their bodyguards were killed while two other doctors from Syria and
Somalia suffered injuries. They are now being treated at Mogadishu’s Medina

Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif referred to the incident as a cowardly and
senseless assault. He said; “We strongly condemn this callous attack on innocent
civilians and such attacks will not deter our collective efforts to continue
supporting the people of Somalia.”

The AU Special Representative condoles with the family and friends of the deceased
whilst reaffirming AMISOM’s commitment to supporting the Federal Government of
Somalia in ensuring the safety and sanctity of the lives of both Somali and
international personnel.