UN: UN Security Council condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel

New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council late Monday condemned in the strongest terms a recent deadly attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed several people, including a serving government minister.

In a UN statement obtained by PANA in New York, the Security Council members stated: "Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed."

The statement recalled that, the 25 June attack on the Nasa Hablod Hotel resulted in a number of injuries and deaths, including that of Bur’i Mohamed Hamza, the country’s Minister for Environment Affairs and former Foreign Minister.

The Council members stressed the need to "bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice."

They also expressed their deep condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims as well as to the people and Government of Somalia, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured, while also reiterating their determination to support the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia.
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27 june 2016 21:33:33

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