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Somalia blast death toll rises above 300

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By Euronews
Somalia blast death toll rises above 300

More than 300 people are now reported to have been killed in twin bomb attacks in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts struck at two busy junctions in the heart of
the city.

Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives went off near the entrance of a hotel.

No one has yet claimed responsibility but the Somali president has blamed the Islamist al-Shabab group.

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo: “We’ve lost valuable people among the society. Let us all join in the fight against the terrorist group that is threatening our peace and stability. Let’s forget about our differences and work for the betterment of our society.”

The attack is one of the deadliest to strike the city since al-Shabab began its insurgency a decade ago.

Two people were killed in a second bombing in Mogadishu’s Madina district.