Mogadishu, Somalia(ANN)-A huge explosion in Mogadishu early this morning killed more than 76 people and caused a significant number of casualties to an unknown extent. as well as more deaths 100 people. after A massive car bomb explosion has hit a busy security checkpoint in Somalia capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 76 people and leaving dozens of others wounded.
The explosion, which took place at Ex.Control Afgoye intersection in the western part of Mogadishu as the area was busy, and several vehicles carrying university students and workers, was reported by a suspicious vehicle in the city. wanted to enter was caused by the explosion and reached the car at the checkpoint.
Police said a truck bomb went off in a busy area prone to heavy traffic due to a security checkpoint and a taxation office on Saturday.
Also, a member of the Federal Parliament, Mohamed Abdirisaq, told local media that the death toll was more than 90, although that number could not be verified, given the exact number of casualties and deaths, reports said. According to the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu, Twitter has reported the two victims of the blast.
Amine’s emergency medical team with ambulance services said the death toll from today’s blast was 76, according to Benadir emergency medical services. Also more than 90 were injured in the blast. at the intersection that was too busy. reports by Araweelo News Network.
A man, who had witnessed the blast, said all he “could see was scattered dead bodies… amid the blast and some of them burned beyond recognition.”
Banadir Governor Omar Finish, who spoke to the media, strongly condemned the blast, saying the car that was detonated was prevented from entering the city, and then exploded there.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, with the city is regularly struck by bombings carried out by al-Shabaab militants, but Al-shabab has yet to comment on the explosion.
The group was forced out of Mogadishu in 2011, but violence still rages in the region with militants still controlling parts of the countryside and even staging attacks in neighboring Kenya as well. the Al-shabaab group carries out deadly attacks against government, military, and civilian targets in the capital as well as regional towns.