Terror attack in Mogadishu

October 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm / by

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Last Saturday, we witnessed a terrible attack upon the Somali people in Mogadishu, which claimed the lives of over 300 people and injured hundreds more. The scale of the attack makes it one of the most lethal terrorist attacks anywhere in the world for many years.

I was devastated to hear of the loss of so many innocent lives. I know that this attack will have sent reverberations across the Somali community, both abroad and here in our community in the UK, and my thoughts go out to all those affected by the atrocity.

At times such as this, it is important that we remain united in our shared values. This was a simple act of the cowardice, perpetrated by those who would seek to intimidate and inspire fear by attacking innocent civilians. Wherever such acts of cruelty and depravity are committed, terrorists will never prevail.