Turkey condemns bloody terrorist attack in Somalia

Turkish Foreign Ministry offers support to Somalia to fight terrorism, after hotel attack leaves at least 15 dead

Turkey condemns bloody terrorist attack in Somalia

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, in which at least 15 people were killed. 

“We strongly condemn and denounce the terrorist attack perpetrated in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia,” the ministry said in a statement late on Sunday.

The statement noted that the attack took place approximately 300 meters away from the Turkish Embassy.

At least fifteen people were killed, and others wounded in the car bomb attack, which took place very early on Sunday morning at the Al-Suhufi hotel, frequented by government officials, in the center of Mogadishu, security sources told Anadolu Agency.

Somalian member of parliament Mohamed Abdou Abtadoun, the former commander of the government forces, Abdelkarim Taghabdan and journalist Mustafa Safan were among those killed in the attack.

Militants from the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab group claimed responsibility for the suicide bomber attack.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said that it is ready to give support to Somalia to combat terrorism. “We wish God's mercy upon those who lost their lives in the attack, convey our condolences to their relatives and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. Turkey will maintain its support for the efforts to ensure stability and peace in Somalia and to this country's fight against terrorism.”

Last Mod: 02 Kasım 2015, 15:50
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