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Mogadishu attack death toll exceeds 350


The number of people killed in twin bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu last weekend has risen to 358, government officials said on Friday.

According to the country’s security minister Mohamed Abukar, 228 people were injured and 56 are still missing in what was the deadliest attack in the country’s history.

Most of those injured have been flown to Turkey, Sudan and Kenya for treatment.
Rescue workers have combed through rubble in searching for victims.

Somalia’s government has blamed the bombing on the extremist group Shabab, which is yet to comment.

The bombings occurred October 14, in Mogadishu, the capital city. The initial vehicle bomb destroyed dozens of stalls and the popular Safari Hotel in the heart of the city. Minutes later, a second vehicle bomb went off nearby.

World leaders have strongly condemned the twin bomb attacks in Somalia promising to stand by Somalia to support peace, security and prosperity.

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