MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Newest on explosion in Somalia’s capital (all occasions native):
Somalia’s info minister Abdirahman Osman says the demise toll from Saturday’s truck bombing in Mogadishu has risen to 276, with about 300 individuals injured.
It’s the deadliest single assault in Somalia’s historical past. The toll is predicted to rise.
Somalia’s authorities has blamed the al-Shabab extremist group, which has not but commented.
U.N. Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres says he’s “sickened” by the deadliest single assault in Somalia’s historical past.
Guterres in a tweet Sunday night time urged “unity within the face of terrorism.”
Saturday’s truck bombing in Mogadishu killed a minimum of 231 individuals. One other 275 are harm. Somalia’s authorities has blamed the al-Shabab extremist group, which has not but commented.
Officers worry the demise toll will rise.
The USA is condemning “within the strongest phrases” the deadliest single assault in Somalia’s historical past.
The State Division assertion expresses condolences to victims and needs a fast restoration for the injured.
Saturday’s truck bombing in Mogadishu killed at the very least 231 individuals. One other 275 are harm.
The U.S. calls the assault “mindless and cowardly” and says it should stand with Somalia in its struggle towards extremism.
Qatar says its embassy was “severely broken” within the lethal truck bombing in Somalia’s capital.
A overseas ministry assertion Sunday says the embassy’s cost d’affaires was “barely injured within the explosion however he’s now in an excellent well being, and the remainder of employees are high-quality.”
Saturday’s blast killed at the very least 231 individuals. It’s the deadliest ever assault within the Horn of Africa nation.
The United Nations particular envoy to Somalia calls the lethal truck bombing within the capital “revolting” and says an unprecedented variety of civilians have been killed.
A press release from Michael Keating says: “I’m shocked and appalled by the variety of lives that have been misplaced within the bombings and the size of destruction they brought on.” Saturday’s blast struck a densely populated neighborhood of Mogadishu.
The demise toll has risen to 231. It’s the deadliest ever assault within the Horn of Africa nation.
Keating says the U.N. and African Union are supporting the Somali authorities’s response with “logistical help, medical provides and experience.”
The U.S. Africa Command says U.S. forces haven’t been requested to offer help…