June 19, 2018

Twin bomb attacks kill 85 in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu (Skynews)

Twin bomb attacks kill 85 in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu (Skynews)

At least 85 people have been killed after two bomb attacks struck Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

A truck bomb exploded on Saturday outside a hotel at a busy intersection that is lined with government offices, restaurants and stalls, destroying buildings and setting cars on fire, police said.

 Two hours later, a second blast struck the city’s Medina district.The twin blasts mark the deadliest attacks in the country since Islamist militants launched an insurgency in 2007.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo declared three days of national mourning and called for donations of blood and funds to help dozens of people who were injured. Read more

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