A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement on the suicide attack in Mogadishu (Somalia) today (14 December):
Mogadishu was today hit by yet another serious attack, the latest in a series over a short period. At least 15 police officers died in a suicide bombing of a police academy, and others were severely injured. We condemn terrorist violence in the strongest possible terms. We extend our sympathy to the families and friends of the victims at this difficult time and wish the injured a speedy recovery.
Germany will continue to support Somalia in its endeavours to create stability, build up the police force and combat terrorism.