Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack in Somalia

ISLAMABAD, June 30 (APP): Pakistan on Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Somali capital perpetrated by Al-Shabaab on the Nasa Hablod Hotel, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.

The attack, which took place on June 25, 2016, had also claimed the life of Bur’i Mohamed Hamza, the Somali Minister for Environment Affairs and Former Foreign Minister, according to a Foreign Office statement.

“The Government and the people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences and sympathize with the bereaved families and the brotherly people of Somalia over the loss of innocent lives. We also wish speedy recovery for the injured,” it said.

The Foreign Office said Pakistan stood in solidarity with the brotherly people of Somalia and believed that the Government of Somalia would firmly deal with the threats to its security and perpetrators of this cowardly act.

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“We reiterate our condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” it added.