United States condemns Terrorist attacks in Somalia
The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attacks carried out today against the Ministry of Transport in Mogadishu and government offices in Galkaayo.
We express our heartfelt condolences to those who were affected by today's tragedy. We note the Galkaayo attack detonated near an open market, resulting in the death of 15 people and more than 80 injuries.
The Somali people continue to bear the brunt of the trauma and destabilization resulting from al-Shabaab's vicious and persistent attacks.
The United States will continue to stand with the people of Somalia, the Federal Government of Somalia, and our international partners to help to reclaim and rebuild a more peaceful, inclusive, and secure country for the citizens of Somalia.
Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC August 21, 2016