Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Bombing in Somalia

October 5, 2011

  1. A bomb attack occurred in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, on October 4 and caused heavy casualties. 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 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.
    • (*The foregoing is provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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