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UN Condemns February Terror Attacks In Somalia

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UNPOS, the statement states, “condemns the terror attacks that have occurred in Somalia during the first half of February” including the killing of a popular Islamic scholar and a bombing of a Mogadishu beach.

Mahiga extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wished the injured a quick recovery.

The high-profile attacks include the assassination of a leading Somali Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abdiqadir “Ga’amey” Nur Farah, in Garowe. Mr. Nun Farah was reported killed while praying in a mosque.

His killing followed a suicide attack in the central town of Galkayo targeting top police officials in the Somali state of Puntland.

During the same period there have been terror attacks in other regions of South Central Somalia, including a car bomb attack at Mogadishu’s Lido beach restaurant on 16 February, and the killing of a Shibis District intelligence chief in the capital’s Nasib Buundo neighborhood.

Mahiga also reiterated that UNPOS is committed to supporting security in Somali through its Government.

Somalia marked a historic political watershed last August when it swore-in the first formal parliament and ended a so-called “transition” phase which had begun with the 2004 launch of an interim government.

The AMISOM troops have helped to push Al Shabaab extremists from their main strongholds in and out of Mogadishu and consolidated these gains by supporting post-war recovery programmes.

The previous functioning government ended in 1991 with the overthrow of Dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

The improvements in security and political situations are allowing the UNPOS to relocate more of its operations to Mogadishu over the next six to 12 months, the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, told the Security Council last week.


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