United Nations (UN) staff held a commemorative ceremony at the UNSOM compound in Garoowe for the UN staff and Somali partners who tragically lost their lives in Monday’s attack. The participants, led by DSRSG/RC Philip Lazzarini, extended their sympathy and prayers to all UN staff and the Somali people. The staff also came together in support of the families and friends who are today grieving the loss of their loved ones.
It was on Monday A bomb exploded on a bus carrying UN employees in northern Somalia, killing at least 7 people and wounding 7others.
Al-Shabab group claimed the rsponsibility of the attack as its spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab confirmed the group had carried out the attack.
“We targeted the UN in Garowe, we killed some and wounded others. They are part of the colonization force in Somalia,” he told AFP.