Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomb death toll rises to 276

  • Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomb death toll rises to 276
16-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

At least 276 people have been killed in a massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somalia’s capital Mogadishu today. Police say, hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police official Ibrahim Mohamed told that the death toll is likely to rise.

“There are more than 300 wounded, some of them are seriously injured,” said Ibrahim Mohamed. It is one of the deadliest attacks in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007.

Though it is not clear who staged the bombing; Mogadishu has been a target for al-Shabab militants battling the government. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Mohamed has declared three days of mourning for the victims of the blast.

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