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Security Council PRESS STATEMENT ON SOMALIA
The following press statement on Somalia was read out today by Council President Baki İlkin (Turkey):
The members of the Security Council strongly condemn the suicide bomb attack in Beledweyne on 18 June, which killed Somali Minister of Security Omar Hashi Aden along with community leaders and other innocent Somalis. The Members of the Council offer their sincere condolences to the families of those murdered or injured in the attack, as well as to the Government and the people of Somalia.
The members of the Security Council strongly condemn the recent increased fighting in Somalia and reiterate their continued and full support to the Transitional Federal Government, its efforts to achieve peace, security and reconciliation in Somali through the Djibouti Process, as well as the work of the African Union Mission in Somali (AMISOM).
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