White House condemns Mogadishu hotel attack
The United States has condemned a terror strike in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Several people were killed in an explosion at the Jazeera Palace Hotel.
A suicide bomber rammed a truck with explosives into the wall of the Jazeera Palace hotel, killing at least nine people including a Chinese diplomat, Somalia’s foreign ministry said.
The White House condemned the strike, which came around the time US President Barack Obama was wrapping up his trip in neighboring Kenya.
“Despite the very real progress Somalia has achieved in recent years, this attack is yet another reminder of the unconscionable atrocities that terrorist groups continue to perpetrate against the people of Somalia,” a statement by the White House read, adding that the US was committed to work with the country to bring a stop to such acts of terrorism.
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Source News: DW