Somalia’s president says at least 100 people were killed in Saturday’s two car bombings at a busy junction in the capital and the toll could rise in the country’s deadliest attack since a truck bombing at the same spot five years ago killed more than 500.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at the site of the explosions in Mogadishu, told journalists that nearly 300 other people were wounded. “We ask our international partners and Muslims around the world to send their medical doctors here since we can’t send all the victims outside the country for treatment,” he said.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud visited the scene of Saturday’s heinous terrorist attacks in Mogadishu. Goverment ministers, police chief, Galmudug state leader and Mayor of Mogadishu was accompanied by the head of Meanwhile, the president instructed the cabinet to deliver emergency medical care to the wounded victim. Death toll climbed to 100, over 300 hurt in the nasty bombings at Sobe junction, said the president while speaking to media.
He added the fatalities likely to rise. “We will defeat and we already defeated this radical group,” the Head of State has stressed.
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets the capital and controls large parts of the country, claimed responsibility, saying it targeted the education ministry. It claimed the ministry was an “enemy base” that receives support from non-Muslim countries and “is committed to.
E, Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, condemned in the strongest terms the treacherous terrorist attack that took place on Saturday in the capital.
Two car bombs exploded in succession at the Somali Ministry of Education, killing dozens of innocent civilians, including humanitarian relief personnel, and wounding large numbers of other citizens.
The Secretary-General expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the martyrs and the Somali government, wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded and injured.
Gamal Rushdie, the official spokesman for the Secretary-General, stated that the Arab League renews its strong support for the efforts made by the Somali state to confront terrorism, eradicate its roots and restore the state’s role at all levels.removing Somali children from the Islamic faith.”
Türkiye on Saturday strongly condemned “heinous terror attacks” with bomb-laden vehicles in Somalia.
“We are deeply saddened to learn that many people lost their lives and were injured in the terrorist attacks that took place today (29 October) in Mogadishu, Somalia,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The ministry extended condolences to “the relatives as well as to the friendly and brotherly people” and its government and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
“We condemn these heinous terrorist attacks in the strongest possible terms,” it added.
The State of Qatar has expresses its strong condemnation and denunciation of the double bombing that targeted the headquarters of the Somali Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the capital Mogadishu and led to deaths and dozens of injuries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates Qatar’s firm position on rejecting violence and terrorism, regardless of the motives and reasons.
The ministry expresses the condolences of the State of Qatar to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Somalia, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.