Somali prime minister sends condolences and condemns the Turkish bomb attack

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon condemned strongly the car bomb attack that killed more than 43 people and injured many today in the town of Reyhanli, in Hatay province Turkey.

In a statement issued by His excellence Prime Minister expressed his sincere condolences to the families and relatives of the victims and wished for the speedy recovery of all those that were injured in the attack.

“Somalia has been a victim of such heinous acts of terror and our country has been fortunate to have the assistance of the Turkish government and its people. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families and relatives of the victims. I wish for the speedy recovery of all those that were injured in the attack,” Prime Minister said in the statement.

Prime Minister expressed solidarity and commitment to the Turkish government and the Turkish people. He called upon the international community to unite and combat terrorism, regardless of origin or cause to avoid the loss of innocent lives.

“I express our full solidarity and commitment to our sister country, Turkey and its strong and resilient people during this tragic time. This action is immoral and sinful and I hope that the perpetrators of this attack will be immediately identified and brought to justice,”

Min while, Syria has denied being responsible for two car bombs which killed 46 people in a Turkish border town.

Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi told a news conference on Sunday his country “did not commit and would never commit such an act because our values would not allow that”.

Turkish police say that nine people have been arrested in connection with Saturday’s attacks in Reyhanli.

Ankara has said that it suspects the involvement of Syrian intelligence.

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