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Death Toll in Somalia Deadly Bomb Attack Hits 270

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 270 reportedly killed Saturday in massive bomb attack in a busy area of Mogadishu, the Somalian capital.

Police confirmed that many were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel.

The attack was considered the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007.

Although, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Mogadishu has been the target of al-Shabab militants has been entangled with the government.

Families of the victims gathered in the area on Sunday morning, looking for missing relatives amid the ruins of one of the largest bombs ever to strike the city.

The international community including the US Mission to Somalia has condemned the attack.

In a statement, the Mission said: “Such cowardly attacks reinvigorate the commitment of the United States to assist our Somali and African Union partners to combat the scourge of terrorism.”

Similarly, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in his reaction said: “My thoughts are with families of the victims, and the government and people of Somalia at this difficult time.

 

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