United Nations (UN) has condemned Saturday’s heinous attack in Mogadishu.

In a statement, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has termed the terrorist attack as disastrous.

Guterres stressed that the perpetrators of this horrendous crime must be brought to justice, said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman, in a statement.

The secretary-general reiterated the full commitment of the United Nations to support the people and government of Somalia in their pursuit of peace and development, said the statement.

Guterres extended his deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured, it said.

At least 70 people were killed and dozens of others injured after suicide car bombing hit a checkpoint.

The attack was also condemned by African Union saying it was deeply shocked by the attack in which innocent people who were going about their normal businesses were killed.

Among the precious lives lost were university students; women and children the very future of Somalia, as well as Somali national security forces.

It expresses its commitment support to Somalia saying its mission in Somalia will maintain its resolve and commitment to see through its mandate and to fulfill the legitimate desire of the people of Somalia to live in freedom, peace and security.


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