US condemns 'cowardly' attack on Somali capital

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Mogadishu - The United States is joining the condemnation of Saturday's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital that left scores dead.

A statement by the US mission to Somalia says that "such cowardly attacks reinvigorate the commitment of the United States to assist our Somali and African Union partners to combat the scourge of terrorism".

The US military this year has stepped up drone strikes and other efforts this year against the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, which is based in Somalia and often targets Mogadishu.


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