Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Terrorist Attack in Somalia

August 25, 2010

  1. A terrorist attack occurred in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, on August 24 (Tue) and caused heavy casualties, including Somali Parliament members. Among the injured were members of the United Somali Congress (USC). Japan strongly condemns this terrorist act and expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed and the families of the victims. Japan also extends its heartfelt sympathy toward the injured.

  2. It is extremely deplorable that the terrorist attack occurred whilst peace efforts continue in Somalia, within the framework of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which is supported by the international community.

  3. Japan will continue to offer its cooperation and provide assistance in order to stabilize the situation in Somalia in collaboration with the international community.