Bahrain condemns terrorist attack in Somalia
Bahrain yesterday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killing and injuring several people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, affirmed the solidarity of Bahrain with the Federal Republic of Somalia in combating extremism and terrorism in its efforts to maintain security and stability.
Expressing Bahrain’s deepest condolences to the families and relatives of the victims, the Ministry wished the injured quick recovery. The statement reiterated Bahrain’s unwavering position, “which rejects violence, extremism and terrorism of all forms. A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country’s information minister.
The bombing was claimed by militant group Al-Shabaab, which said in a statement it had targeted a convoy escorting officials and lawmakers heading to the presidential palace.