Published On: Mon, Nov 28th, 2016

UN and EU condemn bomb blast at Mogadishu market

A large bomb blast in a Mogadishu vegetable market has left scores of innocent civilians, including many women, killed and wounded in an act of senseless violence.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims,” said EU spokesperson in a statement seen by Shabelle Media Network.

Somalia, following decades of civil war and disarray, is reaching a moment of hope which must prevail.

At this time, the Somali people are witnessing the election of their new leaders – a major step in their country’s political transition that should lead to increased stability and development.

The EU remains a staunch supporter of Somalia’s development; of peace and stability for the Somali people.

“We invest in security, in strong institutions and we provide support for ordinary Somalis to live a dignified life,” the statement read.

UN envoy for Somalia Michael Keating has strongly condemned the deadly attack on the market, which killed scores of civilians, including women and children.

“I’m appalled by Saturday’s attack Waberi district that claimed the lives of over a dozen civilians killed, including children,” Keating said In a Twitter post.

The United Nations envoy has called on security forces of Somalia to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to the justice.

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