MOGADISHU (SD) – The US and the UN expressed solidarity with Somalia as the country marked the fourth anniversary of the deadliest bombing in Mogadishu.
Residents of Somalia’s capital city on Thursday remembered the victims of a terror attack on the fourth anniversary of the bombing.
A truck loaded with 1200kg bomb drove into an afternoon traffic in Mogadishu’s Zobe junction, killing over 500 and maiming close to 700 others.
The militant group Al-Shabaab which was blamed for the attack did not claim responsibility for the bombing.
In separate statements, the two expressed their commitment to help Somalia bounce on its feet.
“Today we remember and honor the victims of the horrific October 14 terrorist attack in Mogadishu. The United States reaffirms its commitment to stand with the government and people of Somalia in countering violent extremism and terrorism,” the US Embassy in Mogadishu said in a tweet.
The UN in Somalia also said it stands in solidarity with Somalia in marking the fourth anniversary of the deadly bombing.
While Somalia has witnessed numerous attacks over the past two decades, the Oct. 14 bombing remains the deadliest terror attack in the Horn of Africa country suspected to had been executed by al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with the al-Qaeda terror group.