United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned Tuesday’s attacks against the UN compound in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, saying that intentionally attacking UN personnel may constitute “a violation of international humanitarian law.”
Seven mortars landed inside the compound, injuring two UN staff members and one contractor. None of the injuries is life-threatening.
Mr. Guterres wished the injured a speedy recovery and urged the Somali authorities to “investigate the attacks and swiftly bring those responsible to justice.”
The Secretary-General reaffirmed that “such acts will not diminish the strong resolve of the United Nations to continue supporting the people and Government of Somalia in their efforts to build peace and stability in the country.”
Investigate the attacks and swiftly bring those responsible to justice — UN chief