MOGADISHU (Raxanreeb) The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the Hayat hotel in Mogadishu on Friday.
In a statement he expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims as well as the Government and people of Somalia.
He also wishes a swift recovery to the injured.
“The Secretary-General reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the Government and the people of Somalia in their fight against terrorism and their march towards peace,” Guterres adds.
More than 20 people were confirmed dead and dozen others injured including government officials and civilians in the attack that begun on Friday afternoon.
Al-Shabaab militants took credit of the attack.