UN Condemns Complex Attack on Somali Parliament

New York, May 24 (QNA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his special representative in Somalia Nicholas Kay today condemned an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen on the Federal Parliament, in the capital Mogadishu, where legislators were in session.

“There can be no justification for such attacks,” Ban said in a statement from his spokesperson.

He convoyed his solidarity and support for the lawmakers “who represent the people of Somalia and their aspirations for a peaceful future”, according to the statement.

Kay, who heads the UN Assistance Mission, (UNSOM) in the country, said separately that the UN will continue to support the Somali people and their Government as they work towards “peace and stability” in the Horn of Africa nation. (QNA)

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