UN Envoy Kay Condemns Terrorist Attack on Mogadishu Hotel

UNSOM Press Statement: UN envoy Kay condemns terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel [Eng & Som]

To: UNSOM-Spokesperson

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

For Immediate Release


Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu city that resulted in the death of many civilians, including the Federal Government’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, H.E. Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari.“I condemn yesterday’s terrorist attack in Mogadishu in the strongest terms and am appalled by the complete disregard for the lives of innocent civilians shown by the attackers. I was saddened to learn that Somalia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, H.E. Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari was one of the victims who succumbed to his injuries last night. He will be remembered for his strong personal commitment to protecting and promoting human rights for all.”

“At this difficult time, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Federal Government, the family and friends of all those who died or were injured.”