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Over 120 Killed and Over 300 Injured in Deadly Car Bombings in Somalia

Over 120 people were killed and over 300 injured in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu when two car bombings exploded outside the city’s education ministry.

The first explosion led to the walls shattering within the ministry and as people and ambulances scrambled to help the injured, the second car bomb exploded.

The explosion occurred right when the President, Prime Minister and other officials were in a meeting, discussing ways to combat violent extremism particularly by the notorious Al- Qaeeda backed terrorist orgranization Al-Shabab.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack however, many are speculating that Al-Shabab organized the explosion for they have previously claimed several lives including the deadly 2017 blast that killed over 500 people within the Zobe Junction, the same spot where the car bombs exploded on October 30, 2022.

“The terrorists killed mothers. Some of them died with their children trapped on their backs,” police spokesman Sadik Dudishe told reporters at a press briefing.

The Al-Shabab terrorist group has been fighting Somalia’s central government for over 15 years. In a quest to seek control of the country, the group has wreaked havoc and brought the country down to one of the most unsafest places to visit.

In 2011, the African Union succeeded in removing Al-Shabab out of Somalia’s capital but they still control certain places within the country frequently carrying out gun and bomb attacks within and outside the country.

According to the UN, Somalia has also plummeted deeper into a drought crisis, forcing millions out of their homes.

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  • Zamena Manekia Manji

    Zamena Manekia Manji is a breaking news writer for TMJ News with experience of over 10 years in the field. Her areas of focus are important breaking stories in North America specifically untold stories from a minority lens.

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