UN: UN envoy condemns deadly terrorist attack in Mogadishu

New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia, Nicholas Kay on Thursday condemned the latest terrorist attack to hit the country's capital, Mogadishu, leaving a number of people dead and many more injured.

According to reports, a car bomb, the second in less than a week, detonated outside a popular restaurant late Wednesday and killed at least five people.

In a statement, obtained by PANA in New York, Kay strongly condemned the attack and urged a quick response to bring the perpetrators to justice "swiftly."

"I am appalled by the complete disregard for the lives of ordinary Somalis, including children and passers-by, such crimes violate the most basic principles of humanity," he stated.

Kay said that the UN remains determined in its support for the Somali people "as they work to realise their hope for a peaceful and stable future."

On 13 October another attack left an estimated 13 people dead raising concerns about the impact such terrorist acts might have on the country's peace process.

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16 october 2014 18:28:13

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