IGAD condemn UN base attack in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development, an eight-member East African bloc, (IGAD) has strongly condemned mortar attack on UN compound in Somali capital Mogadishu.

The attack left three people, including two UN staff members wounded, according to a statement by UN mission in Somalia.

IGAD said such blatant attacks demonstrated the disregard of violent extremist and terrorist group for humanitarian law and for sanctity of human life.

The attack was claimed by Al Shabaab.

The al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab has been fighting to topple the weak western backed government of Somalia.

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