UN condemns mortar attack in Somalia’s capital

Sources confirmed to KON that at least two Ugandan soldiers serving under AU mission were among those wounded in the bombardment after a mortar shell struck their living room in Halane base camp.

Warar Keydmedia Online
UN condemns mortar attack in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has Wednesday condemned the Al-Shabaab mortar attack at the heavily fortified Halane camp in Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

The Al-Qaeda-linked terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack, saying it fired six mortar shells at the compound and there were several casualties.

Sources confirmed to KON that at least two Ugandan soldiers serving under AU mission were among those wounded in the bombardment after a mortar shell struck their living room in Halane base camp.

UNSOM also said in a statement that six mortar rounds fired from an undisclosed location in Mogadishu landed within the perimeter of the Aden Abdulle International Airport which is adjacent to Halane.

“I condemn this Al-Shabaab mortar attack on the airport facility in Mogadishu,” said United Nations [UN] envoy for Somalia James Swan.

Swan added that no United Nations facilities were affected and no United Nations personnel were among the casualties of the mortars.

On the other hand, the UN envoy reaffirms that the United Nations remains determined to support the Federal Government of Somalia and all Somalis in their pursuit of peace and stability

The attack took place hours after the arrival of Ahmed Madobe, the leader of Jubaland at the airport, who is part of regional heads coming in the city for talks with Farmajo over the electoral dispute.

KEYDMEDIA English

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.