A security officer from Doorbin Hotel assesses the debris after a suicide car explosion in front of the hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia February 24, 2018 / Reuters
CAIRO - 24 February 2018: Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit condemned Friday terrorist attack that was launched by al Shabab group, leaving 45 Somali people dead and dozens others injured.
In a statement on Saturday, the Arab League chief said that such terrorist operations represent a desperate attempt aiming to spread horror among the people and undermine the tireless efforts of the Somali government backed by regional and international support to restore stability.
Abul Gheit offered his heartfelt condolences to the Somali government and families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
Spokesman for the Arab League chief Mahmoud Afifi reiterated the AL's solidarity with the Somali government in its efforts aimed at boosting development and performance of the state's institutions and combating terrorism.
On Friday evening, two car bombings targeted the presidential palace and other governmental headquarters in Mogadishu, killing 45 people and injuring dozens others.
On the same context, Egypt's Mufti Shawki Allam also strongly condemned the bloody terrorist attack, according to a statement issued by Al-Azhar on Saturday.
Allam stressed that the Islamic Shariaa (Islamic law) prohibits attacking people by all means, adding that the terrorist groups seek spreading destruction everywhere and destabilizing countries.
He further offered his heartfelt condolences to the Somali leadership, government and people, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.
Meanwhile, Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks.