At least 90 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, Member of Somali Federal Parliament Abdirizak Mohamed said on December 28.
Earlier, reports suggested that the number of killed in the attack was around 50. The number of casualties is expected to grow as the situation is still developing.
I was informed the death toll stands over 90 including 17 somali police officers, 73 civilians and 4 foreign nationals. May Allah have mercy on the victims of this barbaric attack https://t.co/2c1q4PXE79
— Abdirizak Mohamed MP (@AbdirizakOm) December 28, 2019
More than 30 school and university students who have been traveling on the road at the time of the blast are among those killed and injured in the truck bombing on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Most of the victims were civilians. pic.twitter.com/1Roga55LGz
— Somalia Live Update (@HassanIstiila) December 28, 2019
RAW: A massive car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least 73 people. The toll could rise as scores of people were rushed to hospitals. pic.twitter.com/eAvTFRM3D3
— DW News (@dwnews) December 28, 2019
Truck bomb kills at least 61, including two Turkish citizens, at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu pic.twitter.com/69MNqmnnxA
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) December 28, 2019
At least 76 people are dead following a truck explosion in Somalia's capital, according to a director of an ambulance service in Mogadishu. This is one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory.https://t.co/I6KaUwUgJW pic.twitter.com/syG3QjpqY3
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) December 28, 2019