New York, US – The UN Security Council has expressed outrage at the deadly bomb attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which caused numerous deaths and injuries, and reiterated its determination to combat all forms of terrorism.
According to reports, a car loaded with explosives blew up outside one of Mogadishu’s most expensive hotels Friday evening, killing 11 people and wounding many more.
The terrorist group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
In a statement, obtained by PANA in New York, the Council said terrorist acts in the country “will not lessen the Council’s resolve to support Somalia’s efforts towards peace, stability and reconciliation.”
The Council also reiterated its willingness to take measures against those whose behaviour threatens the peace or security of the country.
“The members of the Security Council extend their condolences to the victims and their families, as well as to the people and Government of Somalia,” the statement said.
It said the Council remained committed to international and Somali efforts to remove the threat posed by Al-Shabaab to Somalia and the region.
Somalia, which has been torn apart by factional fighting since 1991, has recently made progress towards stability.