Posted by: africanpressorganization | 19 June 2009

Somalia / Car bombing in Beledweyne




Somalia / Car bombing in Beledweyne



MOGADISCIO, Somalie, June 19, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general and the spokesperson for the general assembly president.


The African Union, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Agency on Development, the League of Arab States and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia issued a joint statement today in which they all strongly condemned the horrific suicide car bombing in Beledweyne, Somalia, which killed the National Security Minister, Omar Hashi Aden, along with community leaders and other innocent Somalis.


The deplorable attack, they said, once again demonstrates that the extremists will stop at nothing in their desperate attempt to seize power from the legitimate Government of Somalia by force.  These extremists, both Somalis and foreigners, failed in their recent coup d’état, but are continuing in their indiscriminate violence.


The joint statement urges the Government not to be deterred by the violent crimes of a small minority and to continue its efforts for peace and reconciliation through the Djibouti Process.



United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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