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Turkey Condemns Mogadishu Attack Targeting It's Military Academy
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Turkey Condemns Mogadishu Attack Targeting It's Military Academy

Press Release Regarding the Terrorist Attack in Somalia

We condemn the suicide attack perpetrated today in front of a primary school near TURKSOM Military Training Academy in Mogadishu.

We share the grief of the friendly and brotherly Somali people, wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives during the attack and extend our condolences to their families.

The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.  The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the bombing. Turkey inaugurated the military facility in Somalia’s capital on Sept. 30, 2017. It’s the largest overseas military training academy built by the Turkish government. Four battalions of the Somali National Army have graduated from the TurkSom facility so far, and the fifth is currently being trained at the facility, according to Turkish officials. A total of 150 officers and 250 non-commissioned officers also graduated from TurkSom since 2018. Somali military officials say the facility has been key to rebuilding the Somali National Army as some of the battalions who graduated have already been fighting Shabab militants in Lower Shabelle region. Al-Shabab  claimed responsibility for the attack.  Four battalions of the Somali National Army have graduated from the TurkSom facility so far, and the fifth is currently being trained at the facility, according to Turkish officials.   Somali military officials say the facility has been key to rebuilding the Somali National Army as some of the battalions who graduated have already been fighting Shabab militants in Lower Shabelle region.