Secretary-General Condemns Attack Against African Union Transition Mission in Somalia

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the recent attack against the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) base, staffed by Ugandan peacekeepers, in Buulo Mareer, Lower Shabelle, Somalia.

The Secretary-General conveys his heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed as well as to the Government and people of Uganda.  He wishes a speedy and full recovery to the injured.

The Secretary-General pays tribute to all ATMIS troops and expresses his appreciation for their service in support of peace and stability in Somalia.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call for international support to ATMIS and the Somalia security forces in their fight against violent extremism.

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