Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia’s capital

15 Oct

The organisation was forced out of Mogadishu in 2011, and has recently suffered a series of severe territorial losses to African Union peacekeepers and government troops, supported by US drone strikes. 

“They don’t care about the lives of Somali people, mothers, fathers and children,” Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said of the weekend’s bombing. “They have targeted the most populated area in Mogadishu, killing only civilians.”

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday: “The UK condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly attacks in Mogadishu, which have claimed so many innocent lives. 

“Those responsible have shown no regard for human life or the suffering of the Somali people. The UK will continue to support Somalia in the fight against terrorism.”

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