Somalia: UN envoy condemns attack that killed security personnel, civilian bystanders

12 March 2015

The United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned today’s attack in Baidoa town in the Interim South West Administration, which resulted in the death and injury of security personnel and civilian bystanders.

Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), offered his sincere condolences to the families and friends of those affected by the attack.

“I condemn today’s attack in Baidoa town. I have spoken to President Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan today and offered my deepest condolences for the tragic loss of life,” he said in a statement to the press.

“We remain resolute in our support for the Somali people. Despite such atrocities, Somalis are successfully rebuilding their Government institutions and security forces with the full support of the international community,” he added.

Mr. Kay pledged continued support from the UN, saying it will continue to work to help Somalis realise their hopes and aspirations for a peaceful and stable future.

 

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