Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

14 Feb 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Attack in Mogadishu, Somalia
The Secretary-General condemns the attack on a convoy of UN vehicles that occurred today near the international airport in Mogadishu. The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the families of the Somali citizens that have been killed as a result of this attack and wishes a swift recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General remains determined to support the Somali Government in preventing such attacks and holding the perpetrators accountable. He expresses his appreciation to United Nations staff in Somalia for their continued dedication under difficult circumstances. The Secretary-General reaffirms the undeterred resolve of the United Nations to support the people and Federal Government of Somalia.

New York, 13 February 2013