UN Secretary-General strongly condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Hayat Hotel – Goobjoog News English

GOOBJOOG NEWS|NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the August 19 terrorist attack on the Hayat hotel in Mogadishu, which led to the deaths of 21 people and injuries to 117 others.

In a statement, Guterres expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims as well as the Government and people of Somalia. He also wished a swift recovery to the injured.

The Secretary-General reiterated the solidarity of the United Nations with the Somali government and its people in their fight against terrorism and their march towards peace.

Somali authorities on Sunday ended an attack by Al-Shabaab militants that lasted for 30 hours, when gunmen stormed hotel Hayat in the capital, Mogadishu. 

Al-Shabaab, which has ties with Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest of its frequent attempts to strike places visited by government officials.

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