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Mogadishu Bombing: 276 killed in Horrific single attack in Somalia

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[Updated:16 October 2017 10:04]
Mogadishu Bombing: 276 killed in Horrific single attack in Somalia

Mogadishu bombing: 276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

It was a most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital which killed Two hundred seventy-six  citizens with and approximately  three hundred  injured, the country’s information minister reports today morning, stating it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. It is being said that death toll is expected to rise.

On social media via twitter, Abdirahman Osman named the attack “barbaric” and said "countries including Turkey and Kenya had already offered to send medical aid. Hospitals were overwhelmed a day after a truck bomb targeted a crowded street near key government ministries, including foreign affairs."
 
As furious protesters came together near the spot of the attack, Somalia’s government blamed the "Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group" for what it called a “national disaster.” Hence, Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group, which often targets high-profile areas of the capital, had yet to comment.

 
Official said that , "Al-Shabab earlier this year vowed to step up attacks after both the Donald Trump administration and Somalia’s recently elected president announced new military efforts against the group."
 
The Mogadishu bombing is one of the deadliest attacks in sub-Saharan Africa's history till date, it was bigger than the Garissa University attack in Kenya in 2015 and the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
 
Doctors at Mogadishu hospitals struggled to assist badly wounded victims, many burned beyond recognition. “This is really horrendous, unlike any other time in the past,” said Dr. Mohamed Yusuf, the director of Medina hospital.