Somalia witnessed a gruesome attack on Saturday killing at least 100 and injuring 300. The attack was executed outside the Education Ministry in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu witnessed by security officers and a lot of unfortunate folks
The twin car bombing invited a lot of chaos occurring within a time-lapse of minutes, shattering windows of the premises. The car bombs managed to enter the heavily guarded location somehow and left uncounted bodies and shocked survivors. Witnesses detail the ghastly visual of splattering blood of the victims all over the tarmac just outside the vicinity followed by the second blast that targeted the ambulances that arrived to move the victims post the primary blast. The medical facilities cannot facilitate the required care and also the fury of the relatives appears to worsen the case.
The attack is akin to the biggest bombing attack on an African nation that happened at an equivalent purpose and month in 2017. The calculated death toll of the bombing was 500 people as the explosive-loaded truck blasted outside the bustling junction at K5 outside a busy hotel affecting the many government offices, restaurants, and kiosks residing on the lane. After the attack, the President announced three days of national mourning in the country. Internationally, the incident harnessed sympathies from world democrats.
Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, issued his statement after the attack and requested the international community to "redouble its efforts to ensure robust international support to Somalia's institutions in their struggle to defeat terrorist groups".
The attack at the national capital is thought to be triggered by a joint meeting that was held on the account of discussing the combat of violent extremism and uprooting Al-Shabab. It had been meant to be attended by The Prime minister, President, and other different vital officials.
Further, Al-Shabab has taken the responsibility for the bombing posing this attack to save Somalian children and to retain their Islamic faith which is challenged by the new government taking support of non-Muslim countries. It has even urged civilians to stay away from government buildings hinting at possible attacks in the future. President Mohamud after viewing the site said "Our people who were massacred ... included mothers with their children in their arms, fathers who had medical conditions, students who were sent to study, businessmen who were struggling with their families".
Al-Shabab is a dreaded Islamist group, allied with Al-Qaeda reckons the Sharia law to prevail in Somalia and won't rest until it succeeds. It has been a perturbing force in the African nation for many years and has been more aggravated by the election of the new President.
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