Somalia: UN envoy condemns latest terrorist attacks

Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

9 September 2014 – Calling for reconciliation and an end to violence in Somalia, the top United Nations official condemned the terrorist attacks in several locations in country yesterday that resulted in the death and injury of many innocent civilians.

“I am appalled to learn of the murder of many innocent civilians killed in terrorist attacks yesterday. Yet again the proponents of violence show that they have nothing to offer but continued suffering for the Somali people,” said Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay.

I a press statement, he called on all to co-operate fully with the authorities as they investigate “these heinous crimes” to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice swiftly.

“We remain resolute in our support for the Somali people as they work to realise their hope for a peaceful and stable future. This should be a time for reconciliation in the interests of all Somali people and I echo the Federal Government’s recent call for those prepared to renounce violence and join the political process,” he added.

Mr. Kay extended his sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those who have suffered as a result of the attacks.


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