Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu, Somalia
The United States strongly condemns today's abhorrent attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, which purposefully and cruelly targeted innocent civilians. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and other loved ones of the victims. 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. As the President underscored during his meetings with Kenyan President Kenyatta over the last two days—and as he will reiterate during his visit to Ethiopia and the African Union, two staunch supporters of the Federal Government of Somalia and the Somali people—the United States remains steadfast in our commitment to work with Somali authorities, our regional partners, and the broader international community to bring an end to acts of terrorism and combat violent extremism in Somalia.