The UN Secretary General condemns the attacks in Somalia

The UN Secretary General condemns the attacks in Somalia



The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, today strongly condemned the double attack in Somalia, which cost the lives of sixteen people and in which twenty were injured.

Guterres extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a quick recovery to the wounded, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric.

The double bombing occurred in Baidoa, in southwestern Somalia, and was perpetrated in a restaurant and cafeteria, made by the jihadist group Al Shabab.

This double attack occurred on Saturday, a day before the first anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in Somalia's history, when 512 people died when a truck bomb exploded in Mogadishu.

One of the five accused of that attack was executed today coinciding with the anniversary of the massacre.

Guterres reiterated the support of the United Nations and solidarity with the people and Government of Somalia, the statement said.

It also indicates that the UN Secretary General is convinced that indiscriminate violence and attacks will not discourage the Somalis in their search for peace and stability.

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