“The death toll from a powerful twin blast in Somalia’s capital has risen to 276 with about 300 others injured, making it the deadliest attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said.
“Information Minister Abdirahman Osman, who revealed the updated death toll, described the attack as “barbaric”.
“Mogadishu, a city long accustomed to deadly bombings by al-Shabab, was stunned by the force of Saturday’s blast.
“The attacks shattered hopes of recovery in an impoverished country left fragile by decades of conflict, and it again raised doubts over the government’s ability to secure the seaside city of more than 2 million people.”
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