Kuwait decries deadly blasts in Somalia, Afghanistan

The State of Kuwait on Friday condemned in strong terms two terrorist bomb blasts that took place in the cities of Mogadishu and Kabul earlier this week, leaving more than 40 people dead.

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed Kuwait’s support for Somalia and Afghanistan in measures they may take against violence, extremism and terrorism.

He urged the international community to double efforts in facing the hateful phenomenon of terrorism so humanity may enjoy safety and stability.

The source expressed condolences to victims’ families wishing the injured quick recovery.

At least 14 people were killed and several others wounded on Thursday when a car bomb blew up outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

The Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab group said it was responsible for the blast in front of the Weheliye hotel in the city center, claiming it had targeted a gathering of government officials, army and intelligence officers.

On Wednesday, at least 26 people were killed and 18 others wounded in a suicide blast in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul.

Source: Kuwait News Agency