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UN Secretary-General condemns the attack in Somalia

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — UN Secretary General António Guterres severely condemned the terrorist attack in Somalia, according to a statement by spokesman for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric.

A car bomb explosion occurred in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday morning. According to Abdirizak Mohamed, a member of parliament, the death toll exceeded 90 people.

Local media, in particular the Goobjoog News publication, report that 78 people became victims of the explosion, 125 were injured. So far, not a single group operating in the region has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack that occurred in Mogadishu on December 28,” says Dujarric.

According to him, the Secretary General called for bringing to justice the perpetrators of the attack.

In Somalia, the radical Islamist group Al-Shabab, which has close ties with the international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, is based. It wages an armed struggle against the central government of Somalia and impedes the humanitarian activities of the UN.

The group was included in the list of terrorist organizations by the United States in 2008, and sanctions apply to it in the country.

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