UNSC slams attack on Mogadishu restaurant

United Nations, Jan 23 (IANS) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has slammed the attack on a restaurant in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least 20 people, a media report said.

In a press statement on Friday, the UN body “condemned in the strongest terms” the attack by Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda linked militant group, Xinhua news agency reported.

A car packed with explosives rammed into Lido beach restaurant in Mogadishu on Thursday, after which several attackers opened fire at the restaurant, killing at least 20 people and injuring 25 others.

The council reaffirmed that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” stressing that those responsible for these killings will be held accountable.

The members of the council also emphasised the need to prevent and suppress the financing of Al-Shabaab.

They also reiterated their determination that no terrorist attack shall dampen the UNSC’s resolve to bring peace and stability to Somalia that its people deserve.

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