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15 January 2016

Condemning Terrorist Attack on Peacekeepers in Somalia, Secretary-General Affirms It Will Not Diminish Resolve of United Nations

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated by Al-Shabaab this morning against an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in the town of El Adde, Gedo region, in Somalia.  Details of casualties are still being verified.

The Secretary-General commends the efforts of AMISOM troops working for peace in Somalia.  He affirms that this attack will not diminish the resolve of the United Nations to work hand in hand with the African Union and AMISOM to support the people and Government of Somalia.

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