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"Injured cries for help": More than 30 people killed in a car bomb in Somalia - Walla! news

2019-12-28T08:56:12.151Z

The blast, in which more than 30 people were killed, occurred at a busy security checkpoint near a tax collection center. More than 60 people, including children, were injured and evacuated to city hospitals. No organization ...



"Injured cries for help": More than 30 killed in a car bomb in Somalia

The blast, in which more than 30 people were killed, occurred at a busy security checkpoint near a tax collection center. More than 60 people, including children, were injured and evacuated to city hospitals. No organization has been held responsible for the explosion so far, but al-Shabaab is the immediate suspect in the attack

"Injured cries for help": More than 30 killed in a car bomb in Somalia

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A car bomb exploded this morning (Saturday) at a security checkpoint overloaded in the capital of Somalia Mogadishu and killed at least 30 people - a Somalia government spokesman said. He said the death toll is expected to rise further. More than 60 people were injured and evacuated to city hospitals.

Police chief of the Somali capital Mohammed Hussein said the blast targeted the tax collection center during rush hour. Dozens of injured, including children, were evacuated to city hospitals. Photos from the blast scene show the remains of the inferno vehicle, with black smoke rising above the area.

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Remains of the car bomb in Somalia's capital (Photo: Reuters)

More than 30 killed: Bombing car bomb shattered Somalia's capital, December 28, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)

No organization has been responsible for the explosion so far. But the al-Shabaab affiliated with al-Qaeda has often carried out such attacks. The murderous organization was removed from the Mogadishu area a few years ago, but continues to carry out terrorist attacks in high-profile areas, such as checkpoints and hotels in the city.

An eyewitness who lives nearby told Reuters that when he left his home he counted at least 13 people dead. He said: "Dozens of wounded cried for help. The police immediately opened fire and I rushed back to my house."

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"Dozens of wounded cried for help." Security forces at the scene of the attack (Photo: Reuters)

More than 30 killed: Bombing car bomb shattered Somalia's capital, December 28, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)

More than 60 injured. Evacuation of casualties from the blast scene (Photo: Reuters)

More than 30 killed: Bombing car bomb shattered Somalia's capital, December 28, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)

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