UN chief condemns Somalia car bomb attack


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the deadly bombing in Somali he describes as “this horrendous crime”, adding that the perpetrators behind the deadly terrorist attack must be brought to justice, according to a statement issued by his spokesman.

A truck bomb has exploded in central Mogadishu, killing at least 79 people including many university students, and injuring more than 100 in the deadliest attack on the Somali capital for more than two years.

Mr.Guterres has also extended his deepest sympathies to the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the blast.

“The Secretary-General reiterates the full commitment of the United Nations to support the people and Government of Somalia in their pursuit of peace and development,” said the statement.

The top humanitarian official in Somalia also joined the Secretary-General in condemning the attack.

Adam Abdelmoula, who is a Deputy Special Representative at the UN Assistance Mission in the country, UNSOM, took to Twitter to underline the Organization’s solidarity with the Somali people and Government. (Source: UN News)