News story: Minister for Africa condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu

Ministry of Defence said:
The Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said today:
I am deeply concerned by this morning’s attack on Villa Somalia and utterly condemn this terrorist action. I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of those caught in the attack. Somalia’s people have suffered terribly from desperate levels of violence over the past 20 years. These actions will not stop the Somali Government and their international partners in building a more peaceful country. The UK remains firmly committed to supporting those efforts.
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Cernunnos RSS: The Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, today made no reference at all to the ridiculous nature and high cost of his ministery, in post industrial, post colonial Britain, but he does have a very nice set of masai shields and asagais on the wall of his office and some good hunting addresses in Botswana!