Dozens killed in Mogadishu car blast

Dozens killed in Mogadishu car blast

By Suleiman Sabdow

The death toll from Moqadisho’s car bomb blast attack has risen to 100 people and 149 others have been injured according to health officials in the capital.
Among those who lost their lives include; 32 university students who at time of the explosion were heading to school before their vehicle was struck by a car filled with bombsand expolsives which detonated at a busy intersection in the known Afgoye junction.
Somalia president Mohamed Farmajo in a press conference condemned the attack and heaped blame on the Somalia based Al-shabaab terror group for carrying out the attack that has left massive destruction including lives.
Mr. Farmajo said that the militant’s main agenda is to cause destruction and are bent on killing innocent human beings going about their business.
Government spokesperson Ismael Muktar told journalists that the attacker drove off his vehicle into the “Ex- control Afgoye”check point a well known junction that links South of Somalia to the capital Moqadisho.
The attack comes barely two weeks after 7 people lost their lives in a seven hour siege in a popular hotel near the villa Somalia frequented by Law makers, government and security officials.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack but most of the attacks and bomb blasts are blamed for the Al-shabaab militants who operate and control larger parts of Somalia and collects taxes from locals which they use to buy equipment.