Death toll from largest-ever truck bomb in Somalia rises to 189

The death toll from largest-ever truck bomb in Somalia’s capital rises to 189 dead, more than 200 injured, reported Associated Press on Sunday citing police as saying.

Earlier

The death toll from twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday has jumped to 85, making it one of the most deadly attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007, reported Reuters.

Police said a truck bomb exploded outside a hotel in the K5 intersection that is lined with government offices, restaurants and kiosks, flattening several buildings and setting dozens of vehicles on fire.

Two hours later, another blast struck the capital’s Medina district.

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