OIC chief condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the terrorist attack carried out by Al-Shabaab movement in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least six people, including two children, and injuring many more.

OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen offered his deepest condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the government and people of Somalia on the tragic loss of lives. He also wished a prompt recovery to the wounded.

Al-Othaimeen noted that such cowardly attacks, targeting government buildings and civilians, are attempts by the enemies of peace to undermine peace and stability in Somalia.

The secretary general restated the principled position of the OIC against all forms of terrorism and extremism that have emerged as a daunting threat not only to the member states but also to international peace and security. He also reaffirmed the need for increased international partnership to counter the menace of terrorism.

Source: International Islamic News Agency