The United States of America today expressed condemnation in the strongest possible terms the bombing by al-Shabaab today in Mogadishu.
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice stressed that time and again, al-Shabaab has demonstrated the bankruptcy of its ideology by killing and kidnapping aid workers, sowing chaos, and targeting innocent Somalis.
Ms. Rice reported that among the many murdered today were students and their parents who were seeking scholarships to study abroad. She said the heinous attack takes place in the midst of an unprecedented famine, with hundreds of thousands suffering and desperate, demonstrates once again that al-Shabaab has no regard for human dignity and no place in Somalia’s future.
“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the victims and stand with the people and transitional government of Somalia as they recover from this atrocity.” -Ms. Rice