Qatar slams Somalia bombing, at least 15 killed
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Qatar’s government has strongly condemned deadly suicide attack on Ministry of Labour in Somali capital Mogadishu.
Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani slammed the attack which killed at least 15 people, mostly civilians.
al-Thani sent condolence to Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on the victims of the terrorist attack on the headquarters of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Mogadishu.
He also wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani also sent a similar cable to their Somali counterpart Hassan Ali Khaire.
Saturday’s attack was claimed by Al Shabaab.
The group has been fighting Somali army and African Union troops for more than ten years in Somalia.
The al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab, which was driven out of Mogadishu in 2011, wants to topple the weak western backed government of Somalia.