Canada Condemns Terror Attack in Somalia

(No. 285 - October 4, 2011 - 4:50 p.m. ET) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement condemning today’s deadly truck bombing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu:

“Canada condemns such acts of terror without reservation. This violent, deplorable and cowardly attack is deeply disturbing.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed, and wish a swift recovery to the injured. Our thoughts are with the people of Somalia.

“Canada hopes that the perpetrators will be brought to justice. Canada also hopes Somalia can continue moving forward in ensuring access to desperately needed aid while also making political progress for its people.”

Canada listed Al Shabaab, the group claiming responsibility for today’s attack, as a terrorist entity on March 5, 2010.

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