“We join with all the Somali Australians in condemning the

senseless, barbaric and shocking deadly attack that killed 276 and

injured more than 300 Somali civilians in Mogadishu, Saturday, 14

October 2017.

“There is no place in the world for such cowardly violence.”

“These barbaric actions have cost an innocent people their life.

This is unacceptable. Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with

the families who lost their loved ones.”

“We wish to express our gratitude to the Somali Federal

Government for their brave work, particularly Mr. Thabit Abdi, the

Mayor of Mogadishu.”

“Somali Community in Australian deeply rejects all forms of

violence and extremism. We will continue to work hard and

contribute where we can to ensure acts of this nature are not

repeated.”

Somali Community in Australia are also organizing a fundraising

event for the families of the victims who were killed in the twin

bomb blasts in Mogadishu.

Hussein Haraco

Secretary

SACOV