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UN denies Al Shabaab bombing in Mogadishu targeted UN officials

MOGADISHU (SD) – The United Nations Office in Somalia (UNSOM) has strongly condemned the suicide bombing that took place today on October 21 street in Waberi district of Benadir region.

An statement from the UNSOM offered condolences to the families of the victims and wished speedy recovery to the injured, most of whom were civilians on the road at the time of the blast.

“The UN in Somalia condemns the suicide attack that took place earlier today in Mogadishu, expresses its condolences to the families of its victims, and wishes a speedy recovery for those who were injured.” UNSOM said

United Nations Office in Somalia denies that yesterday’s bombing in Mogadishu targeted UN officials, saying there were no reports that a UN convoy was blown up.

The UN added “Contrary to some initial reports, there were no UN personnel or contractors in the convoy targeted in the suicide attack earlier today in Mogadishu.”

A suicide bomber has killed at least five people in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Five other civilians were injured and are reportedly taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for today’s bombing, saying it targeted a convoy of white officers, destroying one of the UN convoy vehicles while others were damaged.

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