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Published On: Sun, Nov 1st, 2015

Somalia:AMISOM condemns attack on civilians at Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu

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Press Release

AMISOM PR/002/2015

Mogadishu, 1 November 2015 -The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) strongly condemns this morning’s heinous terrorist attack on civilians at the Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu town. A vehicle borne improvised explosive device was used to breach the hotel’s security, in another senseless attack that has led to loss of life.


The leadership of AMISOM extends heartfelt condolences to the families who lost dear ones in this attack.


AMISOM commends the fast and professional response by the Somali Government security forces that enabled timely control of the situation.


AMISOM reiterates the need for continued cooperation and support to the Government of Somalia and its troops, to stop these acts of terror perpetuated on the Somali people by Al Shabaab. The African Union stands firm in its resolve to work towards restoration of lasting peace in Somalia.



For more information

Lt Col Paul Njuguna – Spokesperson, Gaffel Nkolokosa – Public Information Officer,

Email:  amisommediacentre@africa-union.org  or amisommediacentre@gmail.com

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