UN: UN Somalia envoy condemns deadly terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu city that resulted in the death of many civilians, including the Somali Federal Government's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari.

"I condemn Friday's terrorist attack in Mogadishu in the strongest terms and am appalled by the complete disregard for the lives of innocent civilians shown by the attackers," a UN statement on Saturday quoted Mr. Kay as saying.

The UN envoy went on to say that he was saddened to learn that Ambassador Bari-Bari was one of the victims who succumbed to his injuries.

"He (Ambassador Bari-Bari)) will be remembered for his strong personal commitment to protecting and promoting human rights for all," the UNSOM chief said, adding: "At this difficult time, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Federal Government, the family and friends of all those who died or were injured."
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28 march 2015 16:34:01

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