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UN chief slams Somalia bombing

New York, US – The Secretary-General of United Nations Antonio Guterres has condemned an al Shabaab attack on hotel in the coastal town of Kismayo, some 500km south the capital, Mogadishu.

Friday’s attack claimed by al Shabaab targeted an Asey-Asey hotel in Kismayo where the militants killed 28 people while 53 others injured some seriously.

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General condemned Friday’s attack in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo.

He expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the attack and wishes a swift recovery to the injured.

UN’s Guterres reaffirmed the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people of Somalia in their pursuit of a peaceful future.


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