UN Secretary General António Guterres condemns al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

Global Look Press |  Lev Radin/Keystone Press Agency
Global Look Press | Lev Radin/Keystone Press Agency

New York, 30 November. UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the latest attack by al-Shabaab militants * (banned in Russia) on the Villa Rose Hotel in Mogadishu. Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the department, said this.

“The head of the United Nations is saddened that Somalia continues to suffer from such heinous acts of terrorism. He called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice,” the statement said.

The Secretary General expressed condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the injured. António Guterres affirmed that the UN supports the government and people of Somalia in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Al-Shabab militants attacked the Villa Rose Hotel in Mogadishu, which is often used by government officials for international meetings. As a result of the terrorist act, 14 people were killed, including eight civilians. The country’s security minister, Mohamed Ahmed Dudishe, was also wounded.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, in an interview with Africa Report, repeated his oath, which he voiced after winning the May presidential election. He promised to launch a “total war” against the Al-Shabaab group and bring the country to a new level.

  • * – a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation

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