Somali president condemns the Boston attack

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud and the Government of Somalia condemns in the strongest possible terms the bombing attack that took place 15th of April 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

On behalf of the people and the Government of Somalia the President sends his heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, those who lost lives or were injured in the wake of the cowardly attack on innocent runners and civilians.
“Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives and to the victims, including many children, who were horrifically injured.

“Marathons around the world raise millions of dollars for charity and so an attack on innocent athletes, and their supporters, including so many children, is the most depraved and vicious act of cowardice.

“No matter what the motivation or the personal circumstances of the perpetrators, a bombing such as this is designed to instill fear in the world’s population and as such is an act of terrorism.

“However, we shall all come together and we will defeat those terrorists who use violence to pursue their cause. The terrorist, whoever they might be, has no space in our world.

“America will awake today stronger than ever, and such attack cannot shake the spirit and morale of the great people of the United States of America.”

ENDS
For further information or enquiries please contact Malik Abdalla, Communications Director, by email on mabdalla@presidency.gov.so

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