16 Oct 2017

More than 300 killed in Mogadishu bombing


The first funerals have already begun, as Somali officials said more than 300 people are now known to have died in Saturday’s horrific truck bombing in Mogadishu. There’s a warning the death toll is almost certain to rise. Hundreds of others were hurt in the blast, overwhelming hospitals with the sheer numbers of injured, many burned beyond recognition.

The deadliest attack in the country’s history has been blamed on the extremist Al-Shabaab group, although so far they haven’t made any comment.