Somalia
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Death toll from Somali explosion rises to at least 300

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/16/17, 10:26 am

The death toll from a Saturday bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, has risen to 300 people, as the country struggles to respond to one of its deadliest terror attacks. The explosion, triggered by military-grade and homemade explosives loaded into a truck, struck a crowded street near some of capital city’s government ministries. “The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing,” Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of Aamin Ambulance Services told Reuters on Monday. At least 15 primary school children are among the dead.

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Truck bomb kills 20 in Mogadishu

by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/14/17, 04:54 pm

A truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia, killed 20 people and injured 15 others Saturday in one of the biggest blasts in years. The bomb, hidden in a truck, destroyed the Safari Hotel, which sits on a busy street near the country’s foreign ministry. At least some victims remained trapped in the rubble. Security forces began following the truck after it raised suspicions but couldn’t divert it before it exploded.

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Gunmen in Kenya kill two in attack on university bus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/17, 10:48 am

Gunmen on Tuesday killed two female employees of a technical university south of Mombasa, Kenya, in a suspected extremist attack. Area police chief Joseph Chebusit told Reuters the attack began as a bus returned students and university staff back to campus in the town of Ukunda. “Armed men numbering about 10 emerged from the bushes and started firing at the van in front,” Chebusit said. The driver and two police officers sustained injuries, he said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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