Jordan condemns deadly attack in Somalia

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-16 00:25:33|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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AMMAN, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Sunday said it strongly condemned the deadly attack that killed hundreds of people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said the attack as a cowardly terrorist act that contradicts with all moral and humanitarian values.

Jordan, he said, condemned the attack and stressed its solidarity with Somalia in its efforts to fight terrorist groups and radicalism.

The minister called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and support the Somali government to stand up to terrorism that targets civilians.

He also voiced solidarity with the families of the victims.

The death toll from Saturday afternoon's bombing at a hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu has risen to over 230, according to local lawmakers who confirmed to Xinhua on Sunday.

The al-Qaida linked militant group, Al-Shabaab, which has carried out similar attacks before has not claimed responsibility for the latest one.