Somalia Bomb Attack: 2 bombs explode in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, 100 dies, 300 injured

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamedi said in a statement on Sunday morning that at least 100 people were killed and 300 were injured in two car bombings outside the education ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday.

Somalia Bomb Attack: 2 bombs explode in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, 100 dies, 300 injured
2 bombs explode in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, 100 dies, 300 injured

Bomb Attack in Somalia: Two bombs exploded in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. At least 100 people have died in this blast, while 300 people have been injured. The country's President Hassan Sheikh Mohammadi issued a statement on Sunday morning giving this information. These massive blasts took place in the area where several government offices, including the Ministry of Education, are located. This area is very crowded. 

Officials said the blast occurred in the afternoon on Saturday, killing hundreds of civilians, including children. The attack in Mogadishu happened on a day when the president, prime minister and other senior officials were meeting to counter violent extremism. 

Explosion in 2017 

According to Somalia's national news agency, police spokesman Sadiq Dodishe said two car bombs had exploded. A hospital staff counted 30 bodies till Saturday. Let us tell you that al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab groups often target the capital Mogadishu. 

Earlier in the year 2017, there was a massive explosion by the al-Shabaab group, in which more than 500 people were killed. no one took the claimed responsibility for the attack so far. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed has blamed the al-Shabaab group, calling the attack brutal and cowardly. 

More number of women among the dead 

Hassan Usman, a volunteer at Medina Hospital, said, "Most of the at least 30 dead people brought to the hospital are women. Amen Ambulance Service said they have taken at least 35 injured people to the hospital.

Abdirizak Hassan, who was 100 meters away when the attack, said the first blast happened on the perimeter wall of the Ministry of Education, where street vendors work. An Associated Press reporter at the scene said the second explosion occurred in the afternoon in front of a busy restaurant. 

Restaurant and Vehicles Destroyed

The blasts destroyed several restaurants and hotels and other vehicles. The Somali Journalists' Syndicate, citing its aides and police, said a journalist was killed and two others were injured in the second blast. The government of Somalia is engaged in a new offensive against the extremist faction that the United States has identified as one of al-Qaeda's deadliest organisations.