South Africa condemns attack on a building housing Turkish embassy staff in Mogadishu

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa today condemned an attack on a building housing Turkish embassy staff in Mogadishu, Somalia, that claimed the lives of six people.

The international relations department said in a statement the government of the Republic of South Africa condemns the bomb attack that targeted a building in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday in the strongest terms.

It further said South Africa welcomes the announcement by Turkey that it will remain steadfast in its support for Somalia despite the attempts by terrorists to plunge the country into further disarray.

The attacks, carried out by Al-Shabaab militia, claimed six lives, including a Turkish official, two Somali security guards, and a university student.

Nine people were injured, including four members of the Turkish security force charged with protecting the complex.