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Attack against the Somali president (September 13, 2012)

France utterly condemns the attack perpetrated yesterday by al-Shabaab extremists against newly elected President Hassan Sheik Mohamud, which, according to reports that remain provisional, resulted in the death of an AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) soldier and two Somali army soldiers, and injured a dozen other people.

France extends its condolences to the families of the victims and to the Somali people and expresses its solidarity with the authorities in their fight against terrorism. It pays tribute to the work and courage of AMISOM and the security forces.

France stands alongside Somalia and reaffirms its full support for the president and the new institutions in their efforts to promote stability, security, human rights, democracy and development.


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