Qatar condemns blast at market in Somalia
DOHA, Qatar – The Qatar has strongly condemned deadly suicide bomb explosion in Wanlaweyn town, some 90km northwest of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.
The blast took place after suicide bomber blew himself up at market in the town, killing least 15 people, mostly civilians and injured 14 others, according to a witness, Hanad Mohamed.
Qatari Ministry for Foreign Affairs has reiterated its firm position rejecting violence and terrorism regardless of motives or reasons.
The Qatar also voiced its strong condemnation of the attacks that targeted two police stations in the Afghan capital of Kabul, leaving a number of people killed and injured.
The statements expressed Qatar’s condolences to the families of the victims, the governments and people of Somalia, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday’s explosion in the town of Wanlaweyn.
But, such attacks are often carried out by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabab group in Somalia.
The group carried out similar attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu for the past months.
Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia