JULY 12, 2010: Somali President, AU Condemn Deadly Blasts in Kampala

Somali President, AU Condemn Deadly Blasts in Kampala

SOURCE: Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)

Mogadishu — The president of the transitional government of Somalia Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed and the African Union (AU) have unanimously condemned the deadly blasts that lost the lives of more people in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

Press release

Mogadishu, Somalia, July 12, 2010 - The Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed condemns in the strongest terms the despicable terrorist acts that killed over sixty people in Kampala and injured many more.

In a statement, the President sent heart-felt condolences to the victim's families, the people and the government of Uganda. "The fact that the victims were enjoying the World Cup final reveals the evil and ugly nature of the perpetrators and the need to uproot from region those who do not value the sanctity of the human life." President Sharif said in his statement.

The President also denounces the fringe Al Shabab terrorist group's rejoice of the carnage and stated that, "Somalia mourns with the brotherly people of Uganda."

"This act of terrorism will only strengthen the strong bonds between the peoples of Somalia and Uganda. Neither the region nor the international community will tolerate the spread of insecurity," the President concluded his remarks.

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