Saudi Arabia slams Somalia attack
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned deadly suicide car bomb attack which on Wednesday killed four people in Somali capital Mogadishu.
The explosion caused by a parked car bomb also left 13 people wounded near Wabari police station in the capital, police captain Hussein Mohamed said.
Saudi’s foreign ministry expressed its condemnation of the terrorist attack that took place in the Mogadishu, resulting in several deaths and injuries.
The Ministry also extended condolence and sympathy to the families of the victims and the governments and peoples of Somalia.
The official also wished all the injured a speedy recovery, and reiterated the Kingdom’s stance and solidarity with the sisterly country against all manifestations of violence, terrorism and extremism.
The attack was claimed by al Shabaab.
Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been fighting for more than ten years in Somalia.
The group wants to overthrow the weak UN-backed government in Somalia and impose its own strict interpretation of Islamic law.
It has lost control of many towns and cities to a 22,000-strong African Union force supporting the government.
But the group still has a strong presence in many rural areas.