New York

13 February 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

The Secretary-General condemns the attack on a convoy of UN vehicles that occurred today near the international airport in Mogadishu. The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the families of the Somali citizens that have been killed as a result of this attack and wishes a swift recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General remains determined to support the Somali Government in preventing such attacks and holding the perpetrators accountable. He expresses hisĀ  appreciation to United Nations staff in Somalia for their continued dedication under difficult circumstances. The Secretary-General reaffirms the undeterred resolve of the United Nations to support the people and Federal Government of Somalia.