United States condemns Sunday’s attacks in Somalia

The United States has strongly condemned the heinous attacks carried out on Sunday against the Ministry of Transport in Mogadishu and government offices in Galkaayo.

In a statement issued by US department State said that the United States will continue to stand with the people of Somalia.

“We express our heartfelt condolences to those who were affected by today’s tragedy,” stated in statement.

US government urged the Federal Government of Somalia, and international partners to help to reclaim and rebuild a more peaceful, inclusive and secure country for the citizens of Somalia.

On Sunday Al-Shabaab attacked Galkayo local government offices with twin suicide bombings that resulted in the death of 20 people and more than 80 injuries.

Shabaab said it carried out the attack, in a message distributed via the Telegram messaging service, claiming “at least 30 people, including military personnel and apostates were killed.”

In March, Al-Shabaab attacked a hotel in Galkayo, killing at least six people, including a senior local government official.

Separately, 750 kilometres away from Galkaayo town,  the group also fired motor shells on Somali ministry for transport, three people were injured and vehicles parked inside the ministry’s compound were destroyed.

Al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda working to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, is expected to violently disrupt elections that are to be held in September and October.



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