world-news

Somalia: UN deplores deadly attack against Puntland forces

New York, Dec 6 : The top United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned a violent and "cowardly" attack on Puntland government forces Thursday that reportedly killed several people and injured dozens of others.


According to a news release issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), a suicide car bomber targeted the forces from the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in the port city of Bosasso at approximately 11 a.m.

"Such cowardly acts will serve no purpose," the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of UNSOM, Nicholas Kay, said. "We stand by the people of Puntland as they strive for stability and prosperity."

Kay, who paid a three-day visit to Puntland last month, expressed his sincere condolences to those who lost loved ones and wished all those injured in the attack a quick recovery.

Puntland is in the midst of an electoral process that should lead to a new parliament this year and presidential elections in January 2014.

--IBNS (Posted on 06-12-2013)

world-news headlines

Myanmar's nationwide census covers nearly 11 mn households

Planned air search for missing plane again suspended

Pain may curb sex drive in women: Study

3G, 4G spectrum license auction begins in Pakistan

Botafogo keeper lauds Seedorf impact

Brazil World Cup venue not yet complete

Spurs coach Popovich named NBA coach of year

Mazzarri to stay at Inter next season: Thohir

Chelsea goalie Cech to miss rest of season

Sao Paulo express interest in Kaka

Hollande vows 'all measures' to fight Syrian Jihadists

Nine held in Venezuela for financing violent protests

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top