UN chief condemns deadly attacks in Beledweyne, central Somalia

Berlin, Germany - November 04: Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees of UNHCR, attends a press conference in german foreign office on November 04, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images)

NEW YORK – The Secretary-General condemns today’s attacks in Beletweyne, HirShabelle, perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, which resulted in many casualties, including state officials.


António Guterres extended his condolences to the families of the bereaved as well as the Government and people of Somalia. He wishes a swift recovery to the injured.

The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations to work with regional and other international actors in supporting the people and Government of Somalia on their path toward a peaceful Somalia.

The attack by Al-Shabaab killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens, some with grave injuries were airlifted to Mogadishu for advanced medical attention.


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