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24 May 2014

Somalia: UN Envoy Condemns Terror Attack On Parliament Compound

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Terror group Al-Shabaab have attacked Somali parliament (file photo)

Mogadishu — United Nations envoy to Somalia Ambassador Nicholas Kay condemned a deadly terror attack on Federal parliament compound in Mogadishu, commending the swift response to rampage by Somali security forces, Garowe Online reports.

On Saturday, Ambassador Kay said in a press statement from his office that there can be justification for assaults on Somali people.

"Today's attack is an attack against the people of Somalia for which there can be no justification. I commend the prompt action by the Somalia National Security Forces and AMISOM in responding to the incident," UN envoy noted.

Expressing his displeasure over the terror campaign, he told that he has been appalled by the attack on Somalia's Federal Parliament: "The Federal Parliament represents the people of Somalia and their hopes and aspirations for a peaceful and stable future".

"The United Nations will continue to support the Somali people and their Government as they work towards peace and stability," stressed Kay.

UN envoy spoke with Federal Government of Somalia's Prime Minister Abdweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed via telephone, showing off his sincere sympathy and condolence.

Three Federal MPs identified as Omar Finish, Abdalle Boos Ahmed and Mohamed Moallim sustained injuries during the attack by uniformed Al Shabaab gunmen. At least 10 people were reported killed, marking the longest assault that lasted for five hours.

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