(Mogadishu- January 29, 2013) – The Somali Government condemns this
morning’s suicide attack near the Villa Somalia gate by a suicide
bomber, injuring three with two fatalities.
The suicide bomber attempted to breach the main security gate but was deterred by the
fortified security forces stationed at the gate.
However, the Government expresses its condolences to the families of
those killed and injured in the cowardly attack.
The bomber’s identity
has not been released, as investigations on how the attack unfolded is
Despite the attack, the security in the capital has been improving
over the past eight months and the Somali Government will continue
conducting security operations to crack down the remaining terror safe
havens in the country.
Somali Government reassures its public that security in Mogadishu and
across Somalia is the government’s primary concern. However,
occasional attacks might get through and this reminds us that the
threat of violence is not yet over.
The Government encourages the public to collaborate with the security
forces and help tip security agencies with information about any
suspicious activities to prevent the threat posed by Al Qaeda and its
affiliate group of Al Shabaab.