UN Envoy to Somalia condemns killing of doctors
Mareeg.com-Mogadishu, 18 December 2013 – The Special Representative for the UN
Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned
the killing of six people outside Mogadishu earlier today.
Reports indicate that a convoy carrying medical personnel to a health
facility west of the capital came under attack by unknown gunmen who
killed four doctors – one Somali and three Syrians – and a Somali driver
and guard. At least two other passengers were seriously wounded.
“Somalia, still struggling to build up its health services, relies on the
goodwill of NGOs and medical personnel who work in incredibly difficult
conditions to save Somali lives,” SRSG Kay said. “I condemn this attack
and those who continue to seek to halt the country’s progress; I urge the
Federal Government of Somalia to thoroughly investigate this heinous crime
and bring those responsible to justice.”
SRSG Kay sends his sincere condolences to the families and friends of
those who lost their lives, and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.