Foreign Secretary Makes Statement on Terrorist Attack in Somali

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has issued a statement offering his condolences following the terrorist attack in Somali today. A truck bomb in Mogadishu, the country’s capital, has killed at least 239 people and injured a further 300 people.

Johnson said:

“The UK condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly attacks in Mogadishu, which have claimed so many innocent lives. My thoughts are with families of the victims, and the Government and people of Somalia at this difficult time. I would also like to praise the swift response of Mogadishu’s security and first responders.

Those responsible have shown no regard for human life or the suffering of the Somali people. The UK will continue to support Somalia in the fight against terrorism”.