UN Special Representative for Somalia's Statement on Multiple Deadly Attacks in Mogadishu

By United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, is shocked and outraged by today's deadly attacks in Mogadishu.

While the number of the dead is still unclear, initial reports indicate that many innocent civilians were killed including women and at least one child. Many more were injured in the blasts, which occurred in multiple locations including at the Regional Court House.

“I join the government and the people of Somalia in condemning these senseless acts of terror", said SRSG Mahiga, “Somalia is making remarkable progress toward stabilization and these great strides will not be overshadowed by the desperate acts of these cowardly terrorists.”

“My thoughts are with families and friends of those killed and injured in the attacks. The international community will continue to support the Federal government in their efforts to ensure a safe and secure Somalia for all its citizens," the SRSG said.