Prime Minister: Al-Shabaab’s agenda is a betrayal of Islam and of peaceful Somali communities


His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his condolences to the victims and their families of those killed in today’s car bomb attack on a tea shop in the Abdiasis district of Mogadishu.

The Prime Minister, said: “I send my personal condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in today’s bombing of a tea shop in Abdiasis district, and wish those injured a quick and full recovery.

“Today’s indiscriminate attack on a tea shop filled with civilians going about their lives has only resulted in the further tragic loss of innocent Somali lives. Al-Shabaab’s agenda is a betrayal of Islam and of the peaceful Somali communities who want to see a new secure, stable and united Somalia.

“My government has set out steps in recent days aimed at eliminating the threat of terrorism in our country. This government together with the people of Somalia and the international community will remain steadfast and work hand in hand in the fight against terrorism, ensuring safety and security on our streets.”