U.S. Ambassador Visits Injured Somalias
On June 26, United States Ambassador Michael Ranneberger visited a Nairobi hospital, where Somali elders and TFG officials who were wounded in the June 18 al-Shabaab suicide attack in Beledweyne, Somalia, are being treated. The June 18 attack took the life of Transitional Federal Government (TFG) Minister of National Security Omar Hashi and as many as forty others. In remarks to the press after the visit, the Ambassador condemned the attack, and pledged continued U.S. government support for the TFG.