Somali President Condemns Uganda Terror Attacks Against Civilians

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The president of Somalia’s transitional federal government (TFG) Sheik Sharif sheik Ahmed vehemently condemned overnight’s twin blasts in the Ugandan capital Kambala which killed at least 64 civilians.

In an emailed press statement, the President sent heartfelt condolences to the victim’s families, the people and the government of Uganda. “The fact that the victims were enjoying the World Cup final reveals the evil and ugly nature of the perpetrators and the need to uproot from region those who do not value the sanctity of the human life.” President Sharif said in his statement Monday.

President Sheik Sharif Sheikh Ahmed totally denounced in the strongest terms the despicable terrorist acts that killed over sixty people in Kampala and injured many more.

The President also denounces the fringe Al Shabab terrorist group’s rejoice of the carnage and stated that, “Somalia is sharing the grievance and mourns with the brotherly people of Uganda.”

“This act of terrorism will only strengthen the strong bonds between the peoples of Somalia and Uganda. Neither the region nor the international community will tolerate the spread of insecurity.” The President concluded his remarks.

No group has yet claimed for the responsibility of last night’s terrorist attacks in Kambala which targeted a rugby club and Ethiopian-owned restaurant where football fans were watching a world cup final between Spainand Holland.

Al shabab militia commander Sheik Muqtar Robow Abu Mansur last week called on his followers to attack Ugandan and Burundian embassies around the world because of their involvement in Somalia.

Several times in the past the Alqaeda-linked Somali militants threatened to carry out explosions in Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Ethiopia.

Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter, an experienced journalist. Shafi’i writes news stories, features and sends photos relevant to the current situation in Somalia.Shafi’i is also an international sports journalist and member of the international sports press association AIPS.He is a long-time sports journalist and reported from many international competitions including the Olympic Games.The photo shows Shafi’i at London 2012 Olympic Park.