UN condemns terrorist attack on marketplace in Mogadishu

Top UN envoy in Somalia has condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack at a market in Mogadishu that killed at least 30 people and injured over 40 others.

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, described the incident as a brutal reminder of the retrograde tactics employed by violent extremists.

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“I condemn the terrorist attack in Mogadishu today. Killing civilians is despicable and achieves nothing — except to remind Somalia of the indifference of extremists to human life and suffering,” Keating said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.

The militant group Al-Shabaab detonated vehicle bound explosive devices (VBIED) at the Abagedo market near Kawa Gudey in the Dharkenley district of Mogadishu.