EU condemns attack on ATMIS base in Somalia-Xinhua

EU condemns attack on ATMIS base in Somalia

Source: Xinhua

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2023-05-27 17:29:15

MOGADISHU, May 27 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) has condemned Friday's terrorist attack by al-Shabab terrorists against a military base manned by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) in southern Somalia.

The EU said the latest attack against soldiers conducting peace support operations in Somalia only reinforces its commitment to stand with the region and to hold to account those responsible for these continuously heinous assaults against Somali citizens and those seeking to stabilize the situation in the country.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and military comrades of those affected," the EU said in a statement issued on Friday evening in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

ATMIS confirmed that al-Shabab extremists launched the dawn attack against its military base at Bulo Marer, about 120 km southwest of Mogadishu, using vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) and suicide bombers.

ATMIS did not reveal further details on casualties but said it was assessing the situation on the ground.