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19 June 2013 - Somalia / Attack against the UN in Mogadishu

Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

France utterly condemns the attack perpetrated on June 19 in Mogadishu, which, according to the latest reports, killed at least 9 people and injured many others. This heinous attack targeted a building housing UN personnel and agencies providing humanitarian and development assistance to the Somali population.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and express our solidarity with the UN personnel as well as the Somali authorities and people.

France pays tribute to the efforts of the Somali security forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia to stop this attack.

It stands alongside the Somali authorities in the fight against terrorism and reaffirms its support for efforts to ensure the security of the population and to ensure the country’s security and reconstruction.

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