And 300 injured
100 dead after suicide bombing in Somalia
The death toll from two suicide bombings in Somalia has risen to 100, according to the Somali President. “So far, 100 people have died and 300 are injured, and the number of dead and wounded continues to rise.”
This was said by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud during a visit to the attack site in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. Two cars loaded with explosives exploded in quick succession in front of the Ministry of Education on Saturday.
Two cars loaded with explosives detonated in quick succession near the busy Zobe junction on Saturday in an attack targeting the Ministry of Education. Shots were also fired. The windows of nearby buildings were shattered by the blast, and splinters flew through the air.
A truck packed with explosives blew up at the Zobe junction in October 2017. At that time, 512 people died and more than 290 were injured.
It is “the same place and the same innocent people” are being drawn in, Mohamud explained. «This is not correct. God willing, they will not be able to commit another Zobe incident.” He was referring to the extremist Islamist Shebab militia.
The Shebab militia, which is allied with the al-Qaeda terrorist network, has been fighting the Somali government, which is supported by the international community, since 2007. Their fighters were expelled from the country’s big cities, but they continue to dominate large rural areas of the East African country.