UN Security Council Condemn Al-Shabaab Raid on Hotel in Mogadishu

Hotel blast in SomaliEVENT SUMMARY

Somalia suffered a deadly attack on 1st June 2016 perpetrated by Al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants when they attacked Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu killing dozens and injuring scores.

The strategic SVBIED attack targeted key government officials who are frequent at the hotel. Two Somali lawmakers, a Special Forces soldier were among high value target killed in the raid.

UN Security Council has issued a statement to the press, the 15-nation Council has strongly condemned the deadly attack, reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is evil.

The Council also noted that terrorism remains a serious threat to international peace and security stressing the culprits of the heinous deaths should be hunted and eliminated.

The Council further stated the need to implement stringent measures to prevent and suppress terror group financing channels to Al-Shabaab or ISIS terrorist group in Somalia.

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