The U.S. Mission to Somalia condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attack on the Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those injured or killed, including the Members of Parliament, and we express hope for a speedy and complete recovery of the injured. The United States conveys its resolute solidarity with the people and government of Somalia in the fight against al-Shabaab.
This attack exemplifies the menace that al-Shabaab poses to all Somalis. The United States will continue to work closely with Somali political leaders, the Somali National Army, and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces to defeat al-Shabaab.
For more information, please contact:
Raymond W. Stephens
Public Affairs Officer
United States Mission to Somalia
Visit us at: http://somalia.usvpp.gov/index.html