The minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, H.E. Dahir Mohamud Gelle has briefed the media about the terrorist attack on the Ministry of Interior and Federalism Affairs in Mogadishu on Saturday 7 July 2018.
The minister said that the terrorist attack was reduced to the minimum impact opposed to the fact that al-Shabab planned to cause the maximum harm, thanks to brave Somali National Forces who prevented their plan to be executed as intended.
“The attack was un-Islamic, planning to cause their usual outcome of disturbing the peace in Somali families as they maim and kill innocent civilians in their barbaric attacks, damaging civilian properties, destroying the Reputation of Somalia.” Said Minister Gelle.
He added that the Federal government of Somalia exerted all of its efforts to ensure peace and security and prevent such attacks. In this incident the government succeeded preventing al-Shabab to storm the premises of the ministry of interior as the National Somali Army (SNA) forces succeeded in killing all of the attackers before they could cause further harm.
The Minister said the terrorists wounded and killed a number of innocent civilians at the premises of the ministry of Interior. The government is committed to defend its people and help the medical treatment of the wounded, if there is need for the most critical to treat them outside the country so the federal government will do its utmost to ensure they are treated outside the country.
The minister asked what does al-Shabab contribute to the country? During floods, they do not help people in need but rather they destroy the bridges which civilians would use to make living hell for the people! During droughts al-Shabab does not come out to aiding the civilians affected! But, they prevent the aid provided by the government and its international partners to reach the needy!
They do not treat the children, women and men who are wounded but they cause harm that they would not want their children and women to face.