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UN and Turkey gov’t condemn Thursday attack in Mogadishu

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The United Nation and Turkey government have condemned the terror attack in Mogadishu-Somalia on Thursday night that killed more than ten people and injured at least more than 20.

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Mogadishu on Thursday.

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.

Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General reiterates the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people and Federal Government of Somalia in this endeavour.

Also, an official source of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey has expressed that they are saddened by the terrorist attack perpetrated in Mogadishu, which resulted in a loss of many lives and left others wounded.

The sources have strongly condemned the terror attack and wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, a speedy recovery to the wounded and convey our condolences to the friendly and brotherly Government and people of Somalia.

A suspected hostage situation ensued past midnight in Mogadishu Thursday as at least ten people died in twin bombings that rocked the city between 8 and 10 pm local time.

The militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

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