OIC Condemns Terrorist Attack in Somalia

12:30 - January 16, 2022
News ID: 3477397
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned a recent terrorist attack in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu.


In a statement, OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha strongly condemned the terrorist attack on January 12 which claimed eight lives.

Expressing condolences to the families of the victims, the official wished speedy recovery for those injured.

The OIC condemns any form of terrorism and supports the Somalian government’s efforts to confront such attacks.

A large explosion killed at least eight people and injured nine others in Mogadishu on Wednesday, according to the head of an ambulance service.

The bombing, part of a string of attacks blamed on the Qaeda-linked Al Shabab extremist group that have gripped Somalia in recent months, comes as the country’s leaders struggle to resolve a political crisis that has distracted the government from the deteriorating security situation.

Somali Memo, a news website affiliated with Al Shabab, said the militants claimed responsibility for the attack on Wednesday. It said the group had targeted “a convoy of vehicles carrying white security officers.”