On Saturday October 14, in Mogadishu, Somali, two truck bombings occurred, killing 358 people.

At the drive of the truck was a former soldier in Somalia’s army whose town was recently raided.

The first vehicle to explode in the centre of the city, was packed with 350 kilograms of military-grade and homemade explosives, it went off the famous Safari Hotel.

The bomb truck exploded next to a fuel tank that happened to be parked there, which caused the massive blast.

The attack is thought to have targeted Somalia’s foreign ministry

Some minutes a smaller vehicle, a Toyota minivan which contained another bomb was stop at a checkpoint near its target place, the police eventually detonated the bus without causing any injury. While the truck’s driver died in the blast, driver of the minivan is in a prison in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, as said by a police officer, Capt Mohamed Hussein.

Somalia’s information minister announced on Sunday morning, that 276 people had died in the blast and 228 people were injured.

On Sunday afternoon the number of dead raised to 300. As reported by the Al-Jazeera on October 20 and the CNN on October 21 the death toll has now reached 358, but the actual death toll in the attack may not be ever known, as many bodies have been buried by the government because none could identify them.

This part of Somalia has suffered, over the years, several attacks from the terrorists of an east African based Islamist group, Al-Shabaab, which has been affiliated to Al-Qaeda since 2011; even though it has still not claimed responsibility for what happened.

During the weekend following the blast, thousands of Somali young man and women went on a march wearing red headbands, to condemn the horrific attack.

As reported by the Reuters, medics who went to the Somali capital said that the Country’s emergency services were pushed to their limits, the saw lack of ambulances lacks of medics and most of all lack of blood.

People with serious injuries had to be airlift to Turkey because they could not receive any help in Somalia, other ones were taken to Sudan.

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