Turkey condemns terror attacks in Somali capital

The Turkish government on Saturday (15th June) condemned the terror attacks that happened in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least nine people.

“We received the news with deep sorrow of the terrorist attack in [the Somali capital], Mogadishu, resulting in loss of many lives and the wounding of several others,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“We strongly condemn this heinous attack and pray for Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery to the wounded. We extend our condolences to the brotherly people and government of Somalia,” the statement added.

At least nine people were killed and more than 25 wounded early on Saturday as a result of two separate car bomb attacks in Mogadishu.

The first attack targeted a security checkpoint near the parliament building and killed eight people. However, the second blast – on a main road leading to the airport, killed one person.