Somalia: Foreign Governments said to take the lead into the Investigations of Mogadishu Truck Bombing

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    Somalia: Foreign Governments said to take the lead into the Investigations of Mogadishu Truck Bombing

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Several foreign countries are said to have taken the lead of the investigations into the dual truck bombing in Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people, a source in Villa Somalia revealed.

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Striking at the heart of a nation. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Several foreign countries are said to have taken the lead of the investigations into the dual truck bombing in Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people, a source in Villa Somalia revealed.
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"The Somali government is not investigating the matter any more.” a source at Villa Somalia said, "Several foreign countries among them Turkey have taken the lead of the investigation.”

"Somali government has nothing in hand at the moment regarding the investigations of the twin bombing” the source added.

A briefing scheduled on Wednesday evening by a committee  nominated by the Somali government to investigate the Zobe bombing in order to release a preliminary findings of the twin bombings have been suspended for unknown reasons. 


Internal government sources indicate the government appointed committee on the twin bombing disagreed on the way the investigations are to conducted, which might be one of the reasons why the media briefing was suspended.

Initial reports indicate that Somali government arrested the driver of the second car that exploded near the airport and  two other men including a man from a local telecom company, who was said to have granted security access to the bomber, according to Somali intelligence officials.

More than 300 people died and more than that were wounded a twin truck bombs in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, making the highest human casualties in Somalia history.

- Horn Observer -


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