300+ dead, 300+ injured in Mogadishu

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Postby SalBoy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:35 pm

It is the single deadliest attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation.

Police said a truck bomb exploded outside the Safari Hotel at the K5 intersection, which is lined with government offices, restaurants and kiosks, flattening buildings and setting vehicles on fire. A separate blast struck the Medina district two hours later.

More than 200 were injured in the explosion outside of the hotel and hospitals are struggling to cope with the high number of casualties.

Officials feared the death toll would continue to climb.


The Red Cross said four volunteers with the Somali Red Crescent Society are among the dead and warned "this figure may rise as there are a number of volunteers still missing."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 01271.html

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Postby Damiennatas1 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:10 pm

Genuinely can't believe what I'm reading. What?!
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Postby Ewokguy15 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:16 pm

I have never actually heard of Mogadishu. It’s so sad how this stuff happens, no one should have to be scared to simply get up and go to work!
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Postby Wayne » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:16 pm

Blimey, really awful.

Watched the video on the Independent website and it highlights the sheer devastation.
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Postby spiritboy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:30 pm

:o :o :o

Awful. Wonder if mainstream media will cover this?
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Postby Mainshow » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:17 pm

It's everywhere on the news and I am shocked that so many people had to die. This is horrible and tragic.
It's so sad and terrifying.
R.I.P.

I hope the injured get better and survive
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Postby stevyy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:23 pm

devastated over this. How can this be? This needs to stop.
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Postby Mainshow » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:28 pm

Sadly and shockingly, the death poll has already risen to 231 :(
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Postby Fan » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:42 pm

Pff, again a horrible event :( What is up with people? Seriously disgusted.
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:00 pm

Shocking and heartbreaking.

R.I.P.
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Postby KEY9481 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:47 pm

Wow. What a crazy world.
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Postby DnBLover » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:31 pm

So disgusting :(
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Postby Wayne » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:33 pm

Huge death toll. :(

Have IS claimed responsibility? Or was this a domestic incident?
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Postby TIfan » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:35 pm

My God!!! :cry: :cry:
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Postby Nippian93 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:45 pm

Terrible :( R.I.P. [*] :(
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Postby SalBoy » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:33 am

Wayne wrote:Huge death toll. :(

Have IS claimed responsibility? Or was this a domestic incident?
None yet took responsibility for this so I don’t know
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Postby Nippian93 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:35 am

"We have confirmed 300 people died in the blast. The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing," Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of the city's ambulance service, told Reuters on Monday.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 02481.html

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Postby spiritboy » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:44 am

Wayne wrote:Huge death toll. :(

Have IS claimed responsibility? Or was this a domestic incident?
Al Shabaab will probably claim responsibility. They are the dominant terror organization in Africa along with Boko Haram.
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Postby Carbon » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:02 am

Jesus Christ! The death toll is unbelievable! :o what a tragedy
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Postby DOSSOME » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 am

That death toll :o :o :o
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Postby Colbie » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:17 pm

Horrible news.
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Postby Guru » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:57 pm

Colbie wrote:Horrible news.
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