The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, strongly condemned the twin explosions in the city of Gaalkacyo this morning that killed at least 20 people and injured over 30.
Alshabaab claim the responsibility of the explosion that has been targeted in very crowded section of the main market. The dead in include very young children who was in school near by. Alshabaab has proving that, it has no regard of human life regardless of a young, old or sick.
“Extremists have once again demonstrated their disregard for human life,” said SRSG Keating. “This act of terror highlights the vulnerability of Somali civilians including children to actors who continue to use violence to achieve their objectives.”
Mr. Keating commended the quick reaction of Puntland security forces who opened fire on the second vehicle, thereby preventing the suicide bomber from reaching the government building and inflicting even more casualties.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of the victims, especially the parents of the children who have suffered the worst tragedy that can befall a family,” he said. “We wish the wounded a full and speedy recovery from the injuries they sustained in the attack.”