New York

15 January 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General regarding attack on AMISOM base at El Adde, Somalia

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab this morning against an 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.