Saudi Arabia condemns Mogadishu suicide attack

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack that was targeted at the mayor of Mogadishu office in the Somali capital.

A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday condemned the attack that claimed the lives of seven government officials and wounded scores of other people including the mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman.

“We denounce and condemn the terrorist attack that occurred in Mogadishu,” the statement posted on Foreign Affairs twitter accounted said, adding “We affirm our solidarity with Somalia against all forms of terrorism and extremism.”

The female suicide bomber was responsible for the attack that targeted a security meeting that was chaired by the mayor at his office on Wednesday evening after hosting new UN envoy, James Swan who left the regional office before.

Three district commissioners, three Banadir regional administration directors and legal advisor to the office of the mayor are among those killed in the attack.
Somali security agencies have launched investigations on the security lapse that led to the attack.