SOMALIA: Government condemns roadside bombings in Mogadishu

Published: September 1, 2010

The Transitional Federal government of Somalia condemned the roadside bombing in Mogadishu which have claimed more than 10 lives, on Tuesday.
3 mini buses were involved in the incident. A road side bomb exploded on the first bus, and two other buses following close behind were also caught.
The death toll is still not clear, some stating 9 while others stating up to 15. It is also not yet clear precisely how many were injured but estimates suggest 25.
It is believed that 3 of the victims of yesterday’s roadside bomb were young female students returning home from college to break fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
The girls, aged between19 to 22, attended SIMAD College in the city and a number of students were injured. It is understood that they were studying Business Administration. A Manager from TELCOM Somalia, Engineer Idiris was among the death of today’s roadside bomb.
This roadside bomb attack was condemned by the Government of Somalia, today.
Minister of information, Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) said: “This attack against innocent civilians is simply unacceptable. Whoever did this is a traitor to Somalia and a ruthless, callus murderer.
“We are heartbroken that once again it is our young students who die at the hands of extremists’ intent on destroying our country.” He said in a statement.
“The relatives of those killed today have our deepest sympathy but Somalia will unite against the evil murderers in our midst.” Says the statement released by the Ministry of information.
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