ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has strongly condemned the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack in Somalia’s Capital Mogadishu claiming over 100 innocent lives and injuring many.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and wounded,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Monday.
The statement said that the people of Pakistan stand in complete solidarity with the Somali nation in this most tragic hour of grief and mourning.
It said that Pakistan attaches great value to its fraternal ties with Somalia, and believes that the resilient Somali nation shall emerge from this tragedy stronger.
On Saturday, two car bombs exploded near the Education Ministry in Mogadishu killing at least 100 people and injuring further 300.
The Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud blamed the al-Shabab armed group for the attacks.
Today’s cruel & cowardly terrorist attack on innocent people by the morally bankrupt & criminal Al-Shabab group cannot discourage us,but will further strengthen our resolve to defeat them once & for all. Our government & brave people will continue to defend #Somalia against evil.
— Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (@HassanSMohamud) October 29, 2022