Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, was hit by two bomb blasts today which left at least 231 people dead, and another 300 injured, some of whom are in critical condition. The attack has become one of the deadliest by Islamist insurgents in the country’s history.
The First Blast took place near the Safari Hotel, which is in close proximity to the countries Foreign Ministry. The area of the attack sits at the centre of the city, with many government building, restaurants, and shopping malls all within a short distance from the blast radius zone.
The second explosion took place in the city’s Madina district a few hours after the original blast. No one has yet claimed responsibility, however; the country has seen a new wave of radical Islamic extremism in the recent weeks.
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