UN chief slams Somalia attack

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Mogadishu.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to those injured. He commends the response of the Somali emergency services to the bombings.

The Secretary-General trusts that Somalis will not be deterred by such violence from pursuing a peaceful and prosperous future. He reiterates the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people and Federal Government of Somalia in this endeavour.

Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline Email: news@mareeg.com