Qatar has strongly condemned the truck bombing in the central Somali town of Beledweyne, which resulted in deaths and injuries. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar's condolences to the families of the victims, and to the government and people of Somalia, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. It affirmed Qatar's full support for Somalia's counter-terrorism efforts to achieve stability. The ministry reiterated Qatar's firm position rejecting violence and terrorism, regardless of the motives and reasons.