Somali: AMISOM condemns terror attack in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – The African Union Mission in Somalia has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that occurred early Tuesday near the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA).

“At around 0900hrs (local time), two Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) detonated close to the MIA causing a number of fatalities and injuries,” the Mission said in a press release.

AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira hailed the swift response by Somali security forces and AMISOM, who prevented the vehicles from proceeding farther and thereby thwarted the attack.

Madeira commiserated with the families of innocent civilians who lost their lives and wished quick recovery to those who sustained injuries, according to the statement.

“Al-Shabaab is desperately seeking relevance and will do anything to keep in the news headlines. AMISOM will continue to work with the Somali security institutions to forestall Al-Shabaab acts of terror,” Madeira said.
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26 july 2016 18:24:03

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