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Death toll in blasts in Somali capital rises to 100, more than 300 injured



MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The death toll from two car explosions in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has risen to 100, while more than 300 others have been injured, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said on Sunday.

The explosions occurred on Saturday at the Sobe Junction in Mogadishu, near the Ministry of Education. The site was the same junction that saw an al-Shabab* truck bomb in 2017 that killed more than 500 people.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud visited the site of the terror attack and vowed to defeat the “radical group” responsible for the explosions.

According to Mohamud, the death toll in the blasts stands at 100, while more than 300 people have been injured. The death toll is likely to rise.

The explosion occurred on the same day that Somalia’s president, prime minister and various senior officials had met to discuss efforts to fight the al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabab.

*is a banned terrorist organization in Russia and many other states

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