Terrorists are going backwards in Somalia, says President, sending condolences after Beledweyne attack


His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today sent his condolences to everyone affected by a terrorist attacked against a police station in Beledweyne.

The President said: “My first priority is to send my personal condolences to the victims and families affected by this stupid attack. AMISOM and Somali security forces alike have paid a heavy price for their brave role in stabilizing Somalia. I say this was a stupid attack because our enemies need to understand that these attacks do nothing to advance their cause, however misguided. We are making great progress while our enemies are on the back foot and reduced to sporadic and self-defeating attacks with no regard to life. Al Shabaab wants to terrorise the people while the government is bringing peace and stability to Somalia. The government is committed to eliminating the threat posed by Al Shabaab.”

Security forces and the Hiraan regional administration are conducting an investigation into the attack and the casualties. Further information will follow.