2: At least 100 people were killed and about 300 were injured - that's the death toll after yesterday's two terrorist attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital. The incident occurred using car traps that exploded near the Somali Ministry of Education and a restaurant.
Today, October 30, news agencies reported that, according to the country's authorities, the attack was carried out by the Islamist al-Shabaab militia.
“I could not count the bodies lying on the street because of the large number of dead,” said an eyewitness to the incident.
The first explosion occurred near the building of the Ministry of Education. The second explosion is near a popular restaurant. The attack came on a day when Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was discussing how to take further action against extremists, especially al-Shabaab. Last week, al-Shabab terrorists attacked a hotel in Kismayo, in southern Somalia, where a meeting of regional officials was taking place. The car bombing killed 13 people, including four of the attackers, and injured 49 people, mostly students from a nearby school.