MOGADISHU, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The African Union envoy in Somalia on Friday condemned the Thursday evening terror attack on a market in Mogadishu suburb that left at least seven people dead and over ten others injured.
Francisco Caetano Madeira, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, also lauded efforts by the Somalia security forces in dismantling terror cells in the Horn of Africa nation.
"It is unfortunate that Al-Shabaab continues to kill and maim the very people it claims to defend," Madeira said in a statement.
A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded at Hamarweyne market. No group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack but Al-Shabaab is often behind such deadly assaults targeting government and African Union mission (AMISOM) bases.
The AU envoy pledged AMISOM's continued support to the government in the war against violent extremism and terrorism.