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UN special envoy condemns UN Mogadishu compound attack

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan has condemned indirect fire attacks on the United Nations and AMISOM compounds in the Somali capital on Sunday.

Several people were injured when a mortar landed inside the UN and AMISOM facilities, injuring several people.

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan said he was appalled by the attack describing it as an act of terrorism.

“I am appalled by this blatant act of terrorism against our personnel, who work together with the Somali people on humanitarian, peacebuilding, and development issues. Thankfully, the majority of our staff is unhurt. I wish our wounded colleagues a full recovery from their injuries,” said Mr. Swan.

“There is no justification for such despicable acts of violence, and the United Nations remains determined to support Somalia on its path to peace, stability, and development.”

Armed group al-Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

The group said launched nine mortars that targeted the UN base that killed six people.

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