July 29, 2021

The EU condemns the attack in Somalia and reaffirms its commitment against terrorism

The EU condemns the attack in Somalia and reaffirms its commitment against terrorism



The European Union (EU) today condemned the car bombing in Mogadishu on Friday in which at least 13 people were killed and reaffirmed the commitment of the EU bloc to the fight against terrorism in Somalia.

"At this critical moment for the country, the EU reaffirms its continued commitment to support the Somalis to build a stable Somalia," the European Union External Action Service said in a statement.

The cabinet headed by the High Representative for EU Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, added that "mutual solidarity and unity are essential to defeat terrorism and build a brighter future for the people of Somalia."

At least 13 people were killed when three car bombs exploded yesterday at two nearby hotels in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, in an attack that was attributed to the jihadist group Al Shabab, a police source told Efe.

The car bombs burst at rush hour in one of the busiest streets of the capital, a few meters from the roundabout KM 4, a checkpoint and access to the international airport of Mogadiscio and where there are several hotels and restaurants.

"Through its support to the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Somali National Security Forces and the State Building in Somalia, the European Union remains committed to eradicating terrorism in Somalia "added the community diplomacy.

The European Union also conveyed "its sincere condolences to the families of the victims" and wished "a speedy recovery to the wounded".

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