Somalia Prime Minister His Excellency Abdi Farah Shirdon today condemned a terrorist attack against a reastaurant in Beledweyn town, in the Hiiraan region of Somalia that has killed a number of Somalis and left many others wounded.
“I am deeply saddened by the death of innocent people in Beledweyn after terrorists attacked a restaurant in Beledweyn. I would like also to extend my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed by the terrorists,”said the Prime Minister.
“Terrorists in Somalia only defeat themselves when they commit these atrocities. They have long ago lost all popular support as Somalis have discovered for themselves how poisonous is the ideology of extremism. The aim of this attack was to instil fear in the people of Hiiraan, but Somalis are much more resilient than that and as a nation we refuse to submit to any attempt to bully us. This is why the country is progressing so strongly, with Somalis returning from all over the world to help rebuild the country. Somalis in Hiraan, like those nationwide, are committed to help their country lift itself out of poverty. Together we will work as hard as possible to bring lasting peace to Somalia. My message to the brainwashed young men who launch these attacks is, think again. Allah will judge you one day for shedding innocent blood and you will be punished accordingly.”.