UNSOM chief condemns Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu

  • January 28, 2017

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia has strongly condemned the recent suicide bombing attack at a hotel in Mogadishu, the responsibility of which was claimed by Al-Shabaab.

The coordinated attack reportedly killed dozens of Somali citizens and soldiers at the Dayah hotel, located near the Presidential palace.

In an interview with a news agency, Joseph Contreras, the spokesperson for the Mission, said the attack provides fresh evidence of the violent extremists’ desperate attempts to derail Somalia’s electoral process.

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