UN: UN envoy in Somalia condemns attacks in Baidoa town

New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned Thursday's attack in Baidoa town in the Interim South West Administration, which resulted in the death and injury of security personnel and civilian bystanders.

A UN statement obtained by PANA in New York said Mr. Kay offered his sincere condolences to the families and friends of those affected by the attack.

"I condemn the attack in Baidoa town. I have spoken to President Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan on Thursday and offered my deepest condolences for the tragic loss of life," he noted.

He said: "We remain resolute in our support for the Somali people, and despite such atrocities, Somalis are successfully rebuilding their government institutions and security forces with the full support of the international community."

The UN envoy also pledged continued support from the UN, saying it would continue to work to help Somalis realise their hopes and aspirations for a peaceful and stable future.
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12 march 2015 21:25:59

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