US Mission to Somalia condemns Nasa-Hablood terror attack, condoles with families

The US Mission to Somalia has condemned the twin terror attack on Nasa-Hablood hotel in Mogadishu Saturday which claimed 16 lives and injured 36 others.

In a statement Monday, the US Mission said the attack was barbaric but noted the US was steadfast in its support to the people of Somalia in ensuring peace and stability is restored in the Horn of Africa country. The Mission also conveyed its condolences to families and the people of Somalia the loss of loved ones.

“The U.S. Mission to Somalia condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attack on the Nasa-Hablood Hotel in Mogadishu. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those injured or
killed, including the State Minister of the Office of the Prime Minister for Environment, and we express hope for a speedy and complete recovery of the injured,” a statement from the Nairobi based Mission said.

It noted the US conveyed its resolute solidarity with the people and government of Somalia in the
fight against al-Shabaab.

Such attacks, the Mission said demonstrated the ‘the continuing threat that al-Shabaab militant group poses to all Somalis. The United States remains committed to work closely with the people and government of Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces to bring
stability, security, and prosperity to Somalia.’

The militant group Al-Shabaab which claimed responsibility for the attacks launched two explosions at the entrance of Nasa-Hablood hotel Saturday before storming the hotel. Somali security agencies finally subdued the militants killing all of them in the scene.

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