New York - The UN Security Council on Monday said it
condemned in the strongest possible terms terror attacks that left 34 people
dead in Mogadishu.
In a statement on Sunday's attacks, the 15 council members
said they "underline their willingness to take action against those whose
behaviour threatens the peace, stability, or security of Somalia".
They likewise "reaffirm their resolve to support the peace
and reconciliation process in Somalia, including through the imminent
deployment of a new UN Special Political Mission".
Meanwhile the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was
"confident that such appalling acts will not derail the determination of
the Somali people to achieve peace and security in their country.
Ban said he "reiterates the commitment of the United
Nations to support the Federal Government of Somalia, its institutions and the
On Sunday, a nine-man suicide commando unit blasted its way
into Mogadishu's main court complex, some blowing up their explosive vests
while others sprayed gunfire in a rampage that left 29 civilians dead, while a
separate bomb attack killed five more.
The al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militant group claimed
responsibility for the courthouse attack.