‘Deadliest’ Somalia Attack Toll Passes 276
The death toll in a double truck bombing in Mogadishu has exceeded 276, including a journalist, local authorities report. That would make it the deadliest terror attack in a nation where violence is commonplace. At least 300 people were injured by the Saturday blasts, which immolated scores of people, many of them sitting in vehicles that included buses with students fresh from school, who had been stuck in the capital’s heavy traffic. No group has claimed responsibility, but the Somali government is blaming Islamic militant group al-Shabab, which has waged a decade-long insurgency.