The United States Mission to Somalia strongly condemns the July 31, attack on the Somali National Police in Mogadishu that killed innocent civilians. The U.S. Mission extends its condolences to the families of those who died during this failed attack. The Mission also commends the professionalism and swift actions of the police in the defense of the facility that saved numerous lives.
The cowardly attack by terrorists against the SNP underscores the terrorists’ misguided opposition to developing working institutions in Somalia that will benefit the country and lead to a unified, stable, and prosperous Somalia. The United States stands with the resilient citizens of Somalia as they work to eliminate the scourge of violent extremism in their country.