Turkey condemns Somali capital bomb attack

Turkey condemns Somali capital bomb attack

Turkey condemns Somali capital bomb attack

The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the Oct. 28 bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu that claimed the lives of at least 10 people.

“We strongly condemn this heinous terrorist attack,” the ministry said in a written statement posted on its website.

“We wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives in the attack, convey our condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and wish speedy recovery to the wounded,” it added.

Turkey will continue to stand by the Somali people and its government in the fight against terrorism,” the ministry said.

At least 10 people, including a former lawmaker and a police official were killed and more than eight others wounded in two suspected suicide car blasts at a hotel in the capital Mogadishu on the evening of Oct. 28, according to police.

Police Officer Ali Mohamed told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that a car bomb had targeted the Nasa-hablood hotel near the presidential palace, after which another car bomb exploded near the scene.

According to the Somali national news agency (SONNA), former MP Abdinasir Garane and former police commissioner of the Daynile district Mohamed Yusuf were among the dead.