Saudi Arabia and UAE condemn Mogadishu bomb blast
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned the terrorist bomb attack in Somali capital, Mogadishu that claimed the lives of 17 people.
In a statement on its website, the ministry said government of Saudi Arabia is committed to support Somalia in the fight against the militants.
” The government reiterates its solidarity with and its stance by the side of the friendly Rupublic of Somalia against terrorism ” the statement said.
The ministry wished the victims of the berberic attack quick recovery.
” We extend our condolences to the government and people of the Republic of Somalia and wish a quick recovery,” Saudi sorrowed.
Meanwhile the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) lambasted the blast reiterating its principled rejection of violence and terrorism.
” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affims the UAE’s solidarity with Somalia against violence and terrorism, calling the International Community to close ranks and collectively stand up against the resident evil of terrorism which threatens international peace and security,” the statement of UAE said.
Al-shabaab militants has claimed yesterday’s bomb attack which occured near Wehliye Hotel.
The group which declared its allegiance to Al-Qaida has been carrying deadly attacks against the government and civilians since 2011 when it lost the control of Somali capital, Mogadishu.