73 killed in Somalia car bomb attack

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No fewer than Seventy-three people have been confirmed killed in a car bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, on Saturday morning.

The casualty figure was confirmed by the head of the Medina hospital, Mohamed Yusuf, who also revealed that about 54 injured victims are currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.

Narrating the incident, eyewitnesses say a truck stopped at a checkpoint in a busy area of the city then exploded, causing the damage.

Although there has been no claim of responsibility so far, Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain “a potent threat” to regional peace.

UN experts say that Al-Shabab are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions.

After three decades of civil war, extremist attacks and famine, Somalia established a functioning transitional government in 2012 and has since been working to rebuild stability.




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