One Ugandan civilian has been named amongst the four people killed yesterday in attacks by suspected Somali rebels Al Shabaab.
At about 8:00 on Monday, a suspected IED (improvised explosive device) was used to blow up a UN vehicle in Garowe, Puntland,Somalia, killing four and injuring several.
One of the deceased has been identified as Brenda Kyeyune, a Ugandan who was working with UNICEF in the war torn nation.
Officials say Kyeyune was working in UNICEF’s communications department.
A UNICEF statement said that the IED attack occurred when the staffs were travelling from their guest house to the office, normally a three-minute drive.
The UN body condemned the attack thus: “The horrific attack on our UNICEF colleagues in northern Somalia is an assault not only on them but on the people they served. Our immediate thoughts are with the families of the four staff members who were killed and with those who were injured.”
“Our colleagues dedicated their lives to working for the children of Somalia. They are not victims. They and those who were wounded are heroes. We mourn their loss and hope for the full recovery of the injured.”