Reports of many victims of the-twin car bomb blast that rocked the capital on Saturday died at hospitals from their wounds, Police Captain Mohamed Hussein said earlier.
The first blast happened near the Safari Hotel, close to Somalia’s Foreign Ministry. The blast area lies in the center of the city where government offices, hotels, restaurants, and shops are located, police said.
The second explosion took place in the city’s Madina district hours later, according to police.
Further more, It is feared that the death toll from the blast will be the highest the country has ever seen. Though Mogadishu is regularly targeted by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab terrorist group, it is still unclear who was behind the attack.
Nearly 263 people have died and 300 injured in the deadliest twin bomb attacks in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, according to medical staff cited by media reports on TV channels .
A doctor at the city’s Madina hospital, Aden Nur, said the site had recorded 258 deaths while Ahmed Ali, a nurse at the nearby Osman Fiqi hospital, said that five bodies had been sent there, media reports.