On Saturday (Oct. 14), a truck bomb exploded in Mogadishu, the capital of the African nation of Somalia. Over 300 people were reportedly killed with hundreds more injured.
But you barely heard a blip about this heinous event in mainstream media stateside, while the death toll continues to rise.
Reports The Guardian:
The death toll in the bombing that hit the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday continues to rise, with more than 300 people now believed to have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured.
The scale of the loss makes the attack, which involved a truck packed with several hundred kilograms of military-grade and homemade explosives, one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.
On Monday morning, Somalia’s information minister announced that 276 people had died in the attack with at least 300 people injured. Within hours, however, Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Amin ambulances, said his service had confirmed that 300 people died in the blast.
“The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing,” Abdirahman told Reuters.
According to the Independent Online, Somalia is pleading for blood donations to help treat the injured.
Although officials believe the bombing is similar to past attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab terrorist group, they have not claimed responsibility.
Prayers up to Somalia.