Brazilian president condemns terror attack in Somalia

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-17 10:30:03|Editor: liuxin
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Michel Temer on Monday condemned the terror attack in Somalia that has claimed over 300 lives so far.

Through his Twitter account, President Temer spoke of shock and consternation after the deadly attack.

"We are shocked by the attack in Somalia, which caused the deaths and injuries of hundreds of victims. We repudiate all forms of terrorism," the president tweeted.

The attack occurred in the Somalia capital of Mogadishu on Saturday when two truck bombs exploded near a crowded market and a hotel. So far, the death toll has reached 315 and hundreds of others have been injured.

Brazilian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the attack in a statement issued on Sunday.

"As it transmits condolences to the families of the victims and offers solidarity to the people and the government of Somalia, Brazil reiterates its repudiation to terrorism, regardless of its motivation," the statement said.

The Somali government has declared three days of mourning following the attack.