New York/Mogadishu

13 February 2014

Statement attributable to Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A vehicle exploded close to a convoy of UN vehicles about 12.30 today near the international airport in Mogadishu. The UN in Somalia strongly condemns the attack and expresses deep sorrow at the reported deaths and injuries of Somali bystanders. A UN car was damaged but no UN staff were injured . Four security escorts were lightly injured.