Ban KI-moon condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday strongly condemned the deadly attacks on a police station in Somalia, saying that these terrorist acts "have caused tremendous suffering".

Ban ki-Moon. AP

Ban Ki-moon. AP

"The secretary-general strongly condemns the deadly attacks today against a police station in Beledweyne, Somalia, which follow a number of similar attacks on the Somali people in recent weeks," reported Xinhua citing a statement issued here by Ban's spokesman.

"These acts of terrorism against the government and people of Somalia have caused tremendous suffering," said the statement.

A suicide car bomb hit the gate of the police station in the central Somali town of Beledweyne, the provincial capital of central Somalia region of Hiran, a commercial hub that connect southern and northern Somalia.

Beledweyne, is 300 km north of Mogadishu, is a base for the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia, known as AMISOM.


Updated Date: Nov 20, 2013 07:56 AM

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