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AMISOM condemns cowardly attack in Mogadishu

We condemn in the strongest terms this cowardly attack on innocent civilians who went about their daily business.

MOGADISHU, Somalia, November 26, 2021 / APO Group / – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) strongly condemns the cowardly attack on Thursday morning in Mogadishu that killed and injured members of the public, including school children.

At approximately 7:30 am, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded in the Hodan district near a school, killing and maiming students, other innocent civilians and destroying property.

There was no AMISOM convoy in or around the scene of the attack at the time of the explosion, and no AMISOM assets or personnel were affected by the explosion, as Al-Shabaab falsely claimed. Initial reports indicate that the explosion targeted a private security company.

“We condemn in the strongest terms this cowardly attack on innocent civilians who went about their daily activities. This is yet another piece of evidence of Al-Shabaab’s disregard for human life. AMISOM supports the people and government of Somalia at this difficult time and will continue to support their efforts to bring peace and normalize life in the country, ”said the Special Representative of the President of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Madeira.

Ambassador Madeira sends his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

 

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