300 Injured, 100 Killed in a Two Car Bomb Explosion in Somalia
Two car bombs exploded outside the ministry of education in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, killing at least 100 people and injuring 300 others, according to the president of that Somalia.
“Our people who were massacred … included mothers with their children in their arms, fathers who had medical conditions, students who were sent to study, businessmen who were struggling with the lives of their families,” President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said after visiting the site of blast.
Although the president blamed the Islamist group al Shabaab, no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Al Shabaab usually avoids taking credit for attacks that result in a large number of casualties.
The first of the explosions occurred near a busy intersection in Mogadishu, near the education ministry. The second occurrence occurred when ambulances arrived and people gathered to assist the victims.
The blast wave shattered windows in the area. The tarmac just outside the building was covered in blood.