Egypt condemned on Sunday the terror attack that took place close to a hotel in the Somali capital on Friday, according to a statement from Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The attack resulted in the death of 41 people and the injury of 106 others.
The statement asserted that Egypt stands with the Somali government and people in the fight against terrorism, sending Egypt’s government and people condolences to victims’ relatives, and wishing a speedy recovery for those who were injured in the attack.
The ministry added that the terror attack was conducted by groups that target Somalia’s stability and security, and will not achieve their purpose, according to the statement.
On Friday afternoon, two bombed cars exploded close to the Sahafi Hotel and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Mogadishu. A third bomb exploded in a busy street near the hotel.
The armed Somali group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahedeen claimed responsibility for the attack. The Al-Shabab group has been fighting against the Somali government since 2011, after it was forced out of the capital by the Somali and African Union multinational forces. The group conducted several attacks against police and civil gatherings.