World leaders from the United States, UK, Turkey, Canada and France strongly condemned the weekend truck bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which left at least 276 people dead.
In a statement released on Sunday, Washington condemned the bombing “in the strongest terms”. The US “will continue to stand with the Somali government, its people, and our international allies to combat terrorism and support their efforts to achieve peace, security, and prosperity,” the statement released by the State Department said.
Boris Johnson, UK’s foreign secretary, said London “condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly attacks in Mogadishu, which have claimed so many innocent lives”.
French President Emmanuel Macron said: “Solidarity with Somalia. Support to the African Union against Islamist terrorist groups. France stands by your side,” in a tweet on Sunday.
“My condolences to the government and the people of Somalia. We stand by Somalia in the fight against terror & will tirelessly continue to help it recover from such atrocious attacks,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkey’s foreign minister, said on Sunday.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara was sending planes “with medical supplies”, adding that the wounded would be flown to Turkey and treated there.
Meanwhile, the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau also condemn the mass murder in Mogadishu saying: “The attacks in Somalia are horrifying & Canada condemns them strongly. We mourn with the Canadian Somali community today,” in tweeted on Sunday.