PRETORIA– Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has declared three days of mourning to honour the victims of Saturday’s huge bomb explosions in the capital, Mogadishu, in which at least 230 people are now known to have died.
Hundreds were wounded in the attack, the deadliest since the Al-shabaab militants began their insurgency in the troubled Horn of Africa nation a decade ago.
The South African government has strongly condemned the attacks. President Jacob Zuma sent a message of condolence to the Somali government as well as the families of the deceased and wished all the injured speedy recoveries.
He said the government of South Africa stands with the people of Somalia during this difficult time and will continue to work with other member States of the African Union and the United Nations to explore long-term solutions to the scourge of terrorism and extremism.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK