Death Toll of Somalia's Twin Explosions in Mogadishu Tops 300

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    Death Toll of Somalia's Twin Explosions in Mogadishu Tops 300

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The death toll of the Saturday's dual truck explosions in Mogadishu topped 300, in what many say the largest such a attack ever in Somalia.

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Turkish Military aircraft, which brought medical supplies to Mogadishu, airlifted over 30 wounds to Turkey for treatment. Photo credit: Horn Observer
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The death toll of the Saturday's dual truck explosions in Mogadishu topped 300, in what many say the largest such a attack ever in Somalia.


On Saturday, a large truck filled with explosives rammed into a busy interaction in Mogadishu’s KM5 area, killing more than 300 people, demolishing buildings including hotels and business centers.

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Sunday declared three days of national mourning and in the same day Somali prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire appointed a committee to take care of the wounds and bury the bodies.

"We all have to stand with the victims.” Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said on Sunday afternoon after visiting the hospitals.

On Monday, Turkey, who Somalis consider the true friend of Somalia have sent military plane carrying medical supplies, doctors and airlifted over 30 wounds to Turkey for treatment.

"Over 30 injured people were flown to Turkey to receive medical assistance. Thanks to Turkey for it is readiness as always to assist Somalia. Turkey won the hearts and minds of Somali people.” Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman, the Minister of Information of Somalia said on his twitter page.

Volunteers have setup an emergency center at the former offices of the ministry of labor, across from the CID, near KM4, where people are calling in search for their missing loved once.

Several other countries including Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia sent a medical supplies and doctors to Mogadishu in show of solidarity with the Somali people.

New bodies and wounds have been discovered on Monday morning by the rescue workers and the search still continues.

More updates to follow

- Horn Observer -





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