Turkiye on Thursday condemned recent terror attacks in Somalia, which have killed at least 11 people and injured more than 25 others.
“We are saddened to receive the news that at least 11 people lost their lives and more than 25 were injured in three separate bomb blasts which took place on the 9 and 10 February in Barawe, Bosaso and Mogadishu cities of Somalia,” said a statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
The ministry extended condolences to the people of Somalia and its government and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
“Turkiye will continue to stand by Somalia in its fight against terrorism,” it added.
At least six people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the capital of Mogadishu, according to medical sources. The attack occurred at the El-gabta intersection near the heavily guarded Somali presidential palace.
The al-Qaeda-affiliated terror group, al-Shabaab, claimed responsibility for the blast, saying that it targeted four vehicles carrying parliamentary elections voters.
On Wednesday, the terror group fired mortar shells in Barawe, Lower Shabelle region, targeting the town’s only polling station. At least 4 people were killed.
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