Turkey has strongly condemned deadly suicide bomb attack on Somalia’s Interior Ministry in Mogadishu.
The attack killed at least 12 people, mostly civilians, according to Somali police captain, Mohamed Hussein.
“We have learnt with great sorrow that many civilians lost their lives and were injured as a result of terrorist attacks perpetrated in Mogadishu,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“We condemn these heinous terrorist attacks aiming to undermine the security and stability of Somalia, wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, convey our condolences to their families and wish speedy recovery to the wounded,” the statement added.
The ministry also said that Turkey “will continue to stand by the Somali people and its Government in the fight against terrorism and in providing stability”.
Somali-based insurgent group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.