Terrorist Attack in Somalia capital, over 300 people are dead and many severely injured
According to an official on Monday, over 300 people died after the truck bomb blast in Mogadishu and hundred’s more are seriously injured.
The number of dead people has steadily risen since saturday, and no organisation has claimed responsibility for the blast. But the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab have a similar attacks. The group, which is linked to al-Qaida, is trying to overthrow the government in an effort to establish strict Islamic rule.
According to the city’s director of ambulance service, Abdikadir Abdirahman, “We have confirmed 300 people died in the blast. The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing”.
Somalia’s information Minister on Monday said those wounded in the attack had injuries too severe to be treated in Mogadishu and were at the airport to be taken to Turkey for treatment.
Due to the blast, on sunday the office of the President announced that the nation is in three days of mourning, with the national flag lowered at half-staff to honor those killed.
Somalia is a country that is threatened by starvation. According to a report from the UN this year, the country is suffering from severe drought and over 3 million people are threatened by famine because of food shortages and violence.