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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Somalia as well as the EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa and the EU Common Security and Defense Missions (EUNAVFOR, EUTM, EUCAP) to express its deepest condolences to the victims of the attack in the Hirshabelle region of Somalia on 14 September 2019.
The EU salutes the courage of those Burundian soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to help bring peace and security to Somalia. In these difficult circumstances, our sincerest thoughts are with their families and comrades-in-arms and wish a speedy recovery to those injured during the attack.
The EU wishes to reaffirm its support to the African Union's peace support operation, AMISOM, and its indispensable efforts to consolidate the provision of security in Somalia.