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Security Council condemns Al-Shabaab attack on hotel in Mogadishu

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A street scene in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price
Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price
A street scene in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price

2 June 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the deadly attack on 1 June 2016 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab militants on the Ambassador Hotel, Mogadishu.

In a statement to the press, the 15-nation Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, stressing those responsible for these killings should be held accountable.

The Council further stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of Al-Shabaab, and any other terrorist group in Somalia.

The Council reiterated their determination to support the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia, underlining that neither this nor any other terrorist attack would weaken that determination.

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