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Death Toll from Mogadishu Car Bomb Attacks hit 100


Sun 30 Oct 2022 | 10:48 AM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

According to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, two vehicle bomb explosions that targeted the building housing the country's education ministry on Saturday resulted in at least 100 fatalities and more than 300 injuries.

After visiting the bombing site early on Sunday, Mohamud told the media that the number of dead is expected to climb.

A number of government buildings, hotels, and eateries are located close to the explosion site.

According to Sadiq Dudishe, the Somali Police Force's spokesperson, an undefined number of persons, including journalists and police personnel, were killed.

The extremist al-Shabab organisation, which frequently targets the capital and governs significant portions of the nation, claimed responsibility.

While condemning the attack, Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre stated that the government's commitment to eradicating terrorism in all its forms will not be affected by al-actions. Shabab's

In order to stop the country's increasing number of terror attacks, the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia urged for ongoing military operations against the rebels in a statement.

The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia stated that it "wishes a swift recovery for those injured, and stands solidly with all Somalis against terrorism" in addition to expressing its condolences to the families of the victims.

The explosions happened when the president of Somalia and the federal member states' leaders, along with security personnel, were debating continued offensive operations against al-Shabab.