At the very least 100 folks had been killed after two automotive bombs exploded close to Somalia’s schooling ministry within the capital Mogadishu on Saturday.
Greater than 300 others had been wounded within the assault, mentioned Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a video assertion posted on his official Twitter account.
Mohamud claimed the al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia was accountable.
“Today’s cruel and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent people by the morally bankrupt and criminal al-Shabaab group cannot discourage us but will further strengthen our resolve to defeat them once and for all,” Mohamud wrote on Twitter.
There was no fast declare of duty for the assault, however the Islamist group al-Shabaab has claimed different latest assaults.
“Our government and brave people will continue to defend Somalia against evil,” Mohamud added.
The 2 automotive bombs exploded close to a busy intersection within the capital and close to the Ministry of Training, in accordance with an official with the president’s workplace.
The intersection, Zobe junction, was the identical location as a lethal bombing assault on October 14, 2017, which killed greater than 500 folks and injured round 300 others.
“By the will of God, no other October like this will happen. They won’t get the chance to commit such a thing,” Mohamud mentioned, calling Saturday’s assault a repeat of the 2017 bombings.