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FIDH Condemns the Suicide Attacks in Somalia

Issue 354
Front Page
Index
News Headlines
Message Of The UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator To Somalis
Local and Regional Affairs
Muslim Cleric Arrested In Somali Bombings
Massive Security Deployment In Somaliland As Death Toll Rises
UN Staff In Somalia Mourn Loss Of Colleagues Killed In Deadly Blast
Ban Deplores ‘Outrageous' Attack On UN Office And Other Sites In Northern Somalia
Mark Malloch-Brown Condemns Attacks
Form cabinet, Somalia told
Deadly Car Bombs Hit Somaliland
Bombings Have Markings Of Al-Qaeda: US Official
FIDH Condemns the Suicide Attacks in Somalia
AP IMPACT: Security Firms Join Somali Piracy Fight
Shipload of supplies escorted to Somalia
Flashback: Israeli Revealed as owner of South Sudan bound weapons ship
Editorial
 
The Terrorist Attacks On Somaliland
Supporting Somaliland's Democracy Against The Terror Act ?
Somaliland & Unisa's Department of Religious Studies represented at London 's 2008 Think Tank of the
Kenya On Heightened Terror Alert After Somaliland Bombings
Features & Commentry
Somalia 's Pirates Flourish In A Lawless Nation
‘It's A Great Time To Be A Pirate'
Somaliland Witness: 'Terrible Day'

Opinion

Somaliland Stands Firm Against Terrorism
It's Time To Take On The Gangsters Of The Sea
President Bush's Speech on Terrorism Undercut by Attacks in Somalia
Somalia 's Descent Into Chaos Predicted
Somaliland Organizations In Diaspora Condemn The Terrorist Attacks In Somaliland
Message Of Condolences And Condemnation
Will White People Riot?
The Hon Stephen Smith MP
 

 

29/10/2008
FIDH strongly condemns the suicide attacks perpetrated today in Somaliland and Puntland, killing at least 28 people and wounding dozens.

Three car-bomb suicide attacks targeted the government office, the United Nations compound as well as the Ethiopian embassy in Hergeisa, Somaliland . In the semi-independent region of Puntland,, two other attacks targeted a building of the intelligence services in the city of Bossasso .

No one has claimed responsibility for these attacks perpetrated while the heads of the Somalian Transitional Federal Government (TFG) were meeting with Heads of State of the countries of the region in Nairobi ( Kenya ). The deadly attacks were conducted in spite of the recent peace agreement signed on October 26 in Djibouti , between the TFG and the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS). The islamic group called Al-Shabab has firmly rejected this agreement.

FIDH recalls that the fighting in Somalia between the troops of the TFG, backed by the Ethiopian army, and the insurgent forces, are perpetrated in violation of the international humanitarian law. Indiscriminate shootings and bombings provoke daily numerous civilian causalities. 1,3 million people have been forced to displacement to flee the fighting. Humanitarian workers are more and more targeted by the fighters while kidnappings for ransom have increased. Journalists are also primary targets of armed attacks.

FIDH calls on the Peace and Security Council of the African Union to immediately consider this situation.

 

 

 


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