Baroness Anelay, a Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has condemned an attack on a Mogadishu hotel which took place earlier today. At least fifteen people were killed in the bomb attack including two Members of Parliament and a Deputy Mayor.
Baroness Anelay said in a statement:
“I am appalled by today’s attack in Mogadishu on members of the Somali Government and Parliament, which has also caused deaths and injuries to a number of security personnel and civilians. My thoughts are with the families and friends of all the victims.
The terrorists who carried out this senseless attack have no role in Somalia’s future and will never achieve their objectives. No terrorist attack can derail the process to bring greater peace and stability to Somalia. We continue to stand in solidarity with the Somali people.”