MOGADISHU: The number of people killed in an attack on Saturday (Oct 29) at a busy intersection in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 100, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said on Sunday. “So far, people who died have reached 100 and 300 are wounded, and the number for both the death and wounded continues to increase,” he said after visiting the bombing location.
Two cars packed with explosives were detonated minutes apart near the busy Zobe junction, followed by gunfire in an attack targeting Somalia’s education ministry…. The attack took place at the same busy junction where a truck packed with explosives blew up on October 14, 2017, killing 512 people and injuring more than 290…. The jihadists have been seeking to overthrow the fragile foreign-backed government in Mogadishu for about 15 years.
Its fighters were driven out of the capital in 2011 by an African Union force but the group still controls swathes of countryside and continues to wage deadly strikes on civilian and military targets. In August, the group launched a 30-hour gun and bomb attack on the popular Hayat hotel in Mogadishu, killing 21 people and wounding 117. Mohamud, who was elected in May, vowed after the August siege to wage “all-out war” on the Islamists….
Somalia – like its neighbours in the Horn of Africa – is in the grip of the worst drought in more than 40 years. Four failed rainy seasons have wiped out livestock and crops. The conflict-wracked nation is considered one of the most vulnerable to climate change but is particularly ill-equipped to cope with the crisis as it battles the deadly Islamist insurgency.
Witten by: Robert Spencer / JihadWatch
Fortfarande finns det miljoner med människor som på riktigt allvar och de ser på islam och islamism, ja som någonting som är mycket mer relaterat till fred och kärlek än till terrorism. Obegripligt, skamligt och bara ett sorgligt bevis på att antalet idioter på jordklotet är horribelt högt.