Guterres condemns terror attack on UN-affiliated convoy in Somalia

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the terrorist attack on a UN-affiliated convoy in front of a school in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Thursday, according to his deputy spokesperson.

On Friday, the secretary-general expressed his deepest sympathies to the victims' families and wished those injured a speedy recovery. In a statement, Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesperson, said, "He called on the Somali authorities to bring those responsible to justice."

According to the statement, the secretary-general reiterated the UN's full solidarity and support for the government and people of Somalia in their battle against terrorism and violent extremism.

The suicide car explosion early on Thursday killed at least eight individuals and injured 17 more. The police said the target was a convoy belonging to a security firm that guards UN personnel. The extremist group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the incident.

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