Turkey has condemned an attack Monday in the Somali capital Mogadishu which killed at least eight people and wounded 15 others.
“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack perpetrated by a car bomb at a marketplace in Mogadishu, causing death and injury of numerous persons,” the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.
“We wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, a speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the friendly and brotherly Government and people of Somalia,” the statement added.
Earlier, a police officer in Mogadishu told our correspondent via telephone that the car bomb targeted a crowded marketplace in Kawo Godey in Wadajir, Mogadishu.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack but Somali officials blamed al-Shabaab for the attack.
An October 2017 car bomb attack in Mogadishu blamed on al-Shabaab took over 300 lives.