Concise News earlier reported that a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia have killed at least 26 people, including several foreigners with 56 injured.
UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said: “The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack that took place on 12 July in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo.
He expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the attack and wished a swift recovery to the injured.
The Secretary-General reaffirmed the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people of Somalia in their pursuit of a peaceful future,” Dujarric said in a statement.
On Friday, militants drove a vehicle loaded with explosives into a hotel in the Somalian port city and stormed the building.
There are mostly civilians, including journalists and a candidate in the race to become the provincial governor, among those killed, according to the reports.