Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Somalia
New York – The Secretary-General condemns today’s attacks in Beletweyne, HirShabelle, perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, which resulted in many casualties, including state officials.
He extends 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.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General