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UN Security Council condemns attacks in Mogadishu & Beledweyne

NY (SD) – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Beledweyne and the attack on Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport.

“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that took place in the Aden Adde International Airport area in Mogadishu, and Beledweyne, Hirshabelle on 23 March 2022. These attacks, claimed by Al-Shabaab, resulted in the death of dozens of people and injured many more.” said a UN press release.

UN Security Council members express concern over al-Shabaab threat to peace and security in Somalia and the region and urged Somali leaders to work together on key national issues.

“The members of the Security Council expressed concern about the threat to peace and security posed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia and the region. They urged Somalia’s leaders to work together on critical national issues, including conclusion of the ongoing electoral process, the fight against terrorism and responding to the grave humanitarian crisis developing in Somalia.” said a UN press release.

Adding “The members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable, and bring them to justice.”

The attack at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu killed six foreigners, including an AMISOM soldier and training officers.

Suicide bombings in Beledweyne the night before killed more than 50 people, including former lawmakers, and injured 108 others.

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