Somaliland: Ban Ki-Moon Outraged by Al-Shabaab Attack on UN Convoy in Somalia


African Union peacekeepers and unidentifiedbut armed  foreigners crouch down outside the main U.N. compound in Mogadishu

Somalilandsun — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is outraged by a recent attack on a United Nations convoy in Mogadishu, his spokesman has said in a statement.
“The Secretary-General is outraged by the terrorist attack in Mogadishu this morning, which damaged a convoy of United Nations vehicles and killed and injured several Somali bystanders and security personnel,” the statement, released Wednesday, said.
Al-Shabab Is a Major Threat to Security in Somalia
“There were no United Nations staff among the casualties,” the statement added.
According to his spokesman, Ban Ki-moon stresses that “there can be no justification for terrorism or such attacks”.
On Wednesday, a suicide bomber rammed his car into a UN convoy near Mogadishu’s airport, killing three people. Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

AU and not  Somalia troops provided security to Ban Ki Moon during his recent visit gto Mogadishu
Al-Shabaab, a clan-based militant group, linked with the international terrorist organization al-Qaeda, took over most of southern Somalia in 2006. It later continued its insurgency in southern and central areas of the country, carrying out frequent gunfire and suicide attacks.


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