A convoy of the EU Training Mission in Somalia was hit on Monday in Mogadishu with a car bomb attack by Al Shabaab, killing at least three people on the spot.
While no personnel of EUTM was injured, civilians in the vicinity of the attack are reported to be among the casualties.
EUTM said the attack shows once again that Somali civilians pay the highest price from the terrorist threat in the country.
“We express our condolences to the families of those affected at this difficult time. We also stand close to EUTM staff working for peace and security in Somalia,” said EUTM.
This attack will not deter the EU’s commitment to support the Somali authorities and people in their efforts to build a more stable and prosperous future.