Skip to comments.Death toll from truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital
Posted on 10/15/2017 4:18:28 PM PDT by BBell
Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital
The death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history.
Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were wounded.
"This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP.
"It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical centres and some of them [were taken] directly by their relatives for burial."
Most of the bodies in have been burnt beyond recognition, and police are braced for the number to rise due to the severity of the injuries sustained in the blast, which is the Horn Of Africa's deadliest single attack.
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Ban high capacity trucks.
Oh that’ll last a long time.....
“This is the deadliest attack ever,” police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP.
...Following the attack, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning.
...The Somali government blamed the attack on Al-Shabaab, an Islamist terror group that has fought a long running insurgency against Mogadishu.
If you notice very carefully these attacks never quite get out of the news.One ends a news cycle and another takes its place.This one seems horrendous one can only image what kind of explosives it took to do this kind of damage.
Bump stocks, bump stocks, guns, guns, guns, splutter, splutter, why are we taking so long to ban bump stocks and guns, and guns, and guns, and guns...
... oh, wait...
... this was a truck bomb...
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Looking at video of it, the bomb must have weighed many tons. It looks like much more destruction than the Murrah building bomb, which was about 2.5 tons; this one might have been the size of a semi.
I guess I am lucky that I have never seen a removed comment. Moderators do a good job.
The harder we make it to blow stuff up in the United States, The more they can and will blow each other to Kingdom come across the globe.
Any where but here, Jihadi !
Thanks for posting. Horrible. Condolences to families and friends of the innocent victims. Evil on this planet...ALERT!