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More than 300 people died in the worst terrorist attack ever to hit Somalia, and officials still aren't sure who caused it.

Feisal Omar/ReutersOfficials in Somalia are still trying to determine the source of the single deadliest terrorist attack in the country's history after a truck bombing killed at least 300 people on a bustling road filled with traffic Saturday in the capital city of Mogadishu. On Tuesday, hundreds more were recovering from ...

- Business Insider - US

US analysts urge Shabaab talks after massive Mogadishu bomb.

The recent massive bomb attacks in Mogadishu highlight the need for a shift in the Trump team's strategy on Somalia.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

News24.com | New al-Shabaab claims don't include bombing.

The al-Shabaab extremist group is claiming responsibility for a number of recent attacks in Somalia - but not the weekend's huge truck bombing in Mogadishu, that left more than 300 people dead.

- News24.com - ZA

Mogadishu bomb attack cowardly, barbaric — Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

OCTOBER 17 — The truck bomb which was detonated in central Mogadishu, which has claimed 300 lives and injured 300 more, is vile, cowardly and barbaric. The architects of this attack, the militant extremist group Al Shabaab, are enemies of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Lamu police reservists to get modern guns to fight Shabaab.

Official says more than 200 officers are undergoing training in fight against militants.

- Daily Nation - KE

Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration.

Even in a country accustomed to pervasive violence, the double truck bombings that killed hundreds in Mogadishu on Saturday were a shock.

- International NY Times - US

Morning shows virtually ignored the truck bombing in Somalia.

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters On Saturday, at least 300 people were killed and several hundreds more were injured after a truck bombing occurred in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. The attack, which the Somali government believes was carried out by the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab, has been called “one of the ...

- Media Matters for America - US

A Somalia bombing killed hundreds; officials figure it must have been Shabab extremists — again.

A push by security forces in Somalia to stop Al Qaeda-linked Shabab has cost the extremist group some territory and leaders. But the group has proved resilient. So although as of Monday the Shabab had not claimed responsibility for the weekend truck bombing in Mogadishu that killed more than 300...

- Los Angeles Times - US

After huge yet unclaimed bombing deadly to over 300, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught.

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Questions Mount After Deadly Bombing in Somali Capital.

Emergency personnel and volunteers in Mogadishu spent a third day sifting through the rubble of one of the deadliest vehicle bombings ever, as the scale of the attack raised questions over the effectiveness of U.S. and international efforts to crush al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants.

- Wall Street Journal - US

News24.com | After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabaab onslaught.

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabaab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent.

- News24.com - ZA

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a...

- Deseret News - US

Opinion: Horrific Somalia bombing is sign of government's powerlessness

Somalia is in such a dire mess that the newly elected government has no chance of stopping al-Shabab, thought to be behind Saturday's lethal truck bombing in Mogadishu.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

ITUC Condemns Somalia Atrocity

Brussels, 16 October 2017 : The ITUC has condemned yesterday’s truck bomb attack, believed to be the responsibility of fundamentalist terror group Al Shabaab, which killed over 300 people and injured hundreds more. The truck carrying ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Somalia bombing that killed hundreds raises fears of al-Shabab onslaught

The extremist group has not claimed responsibility for the Mogadishu truck bombing killed more than 300 people

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Mogadishu: Somalis protest against al-Shabab

Somalis reacted to a devastating bomb attack on Saturday by marching and donating blood.

- BBC - UK

Shock and revulsion over Mogadishu bombing

If al-Shabab is behind this atrocity, it may not work to its advantage

- UN - INT

News24.com | Former al-Shabaab leader condemns Somalia attack

A former leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group who surrendered to Somalia's government earlier this year has condemned Saturday's bombing that killed more than 300 people.

- News24.com - ZA

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Former Al-Shabab Leader: Mogadishu Blast Was 'Barbaric'

A former top leader of militant group al-Shabab has condemned the massive explosion that killed at least 276 people in the Somali capital on Saturday. Mukhtar Robow, al-Shabab's former deputy emir, spoke Monday after visiting Medina Hospital in Mogadishu to donate blood.  He said the attack was "barbaric" and "a massive ...

- Voice of America - US

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

- Townhall.com - US

Death Toll In Somalia Now 300 After Saturday Truck Bombing

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced. More people have died of their wounds in the past few hours, said Dr. Abdulkadir Adam ...

- TPM News - US

Officials say Somalia truck bombing toll now over 300

Deadliest ever single terror attack in east African nation being blamed on al Qaeda-linked extremists al-Shabab

- CBS NEWS - US

Funerals for Somali attack victims begin as death toll rises to over 300

The government blames the al-Shabab extremist group for the attack.         

- USA TODAY - US

Somalia Blast Toll at 276 as Residents Protest Al-Shabab

The death toll from Saturday's massive truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu - the deadliest terror attack in the country’s history - has topped 270. Abdirahman O. Osman, Somalia's minister of information, tweeted that the number killed is now 276, with about 300 wounded. He also laid blame for the bombing on ...

- Voice of America - US

Somalia Hopes U.S. Will Step Up After Historically Deadly Bombing

A truck bombing in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, has left some 200 people dead. Analysts hope the historical attack will unite Somalis in the fight against the Islamist group al-Shabab.

- NPR - US

Al-Shabab mum as fatalities reach 231 and counting in deadliest single attack in Somalia history

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Mogadishu truck bomb attack kills over 200

Truck bomb attack outside hotel blamed on militant group al-Shabaab.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Mogadishu Truck Bombings Are Deadliest Attack in Decades

With at least 270 people dead, suspicion fell on the Shabab, a militant group that has been losing ground but, it now appears, perhaps not strength.

- New York Times - US

Death toll rises to 189 in massive truck bomb blast in Mogadishu

, Oct 15 : The death toll from the massive bomb blast witnessed outside the Safari Hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu has risen to 189 with more than 200 injured.The blast is being called as the single deadliest attack in Somalia.Many victims succumbed to death at the hospitals they were admitted in.Security forces had ...

- Sify - IN

Death toll from Somalia bombings rises to more than 200

More than 200 people were killed in near simultaneous bombings in the Somali capital and more than 250 people were injured, officials said on Sunday, marking the most deadly such attack by Somalia's al Shabaab insurgency.

- GMA News - PH

Somalia: Former al-Shabab militants share their story

Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave? DW spoke with the men to hear their side of the story.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Death toll from Somalia bombings rises to more than 200

More than 200 people were killed in near simultaneous bombings in the Somali capital and more than 250 people were injured, officials said Sunday, marking the most deadly such attack by Somalia's al Shabaab insurgency.

- The Daily Star - LB

Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

It is one of the deadliest attacks since Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007.

- BBC - UK

Attacking quartet does it for Shabab Al Ahli Dubai

Attacking quartet does it for Shabab Al Ahli Dubai...

- MENAFN - JO

Dozens killed in Mogadishu truck bombing

At least 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded by an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday when a truck bomb exploded near the entrance of a hotel. While no terrorist group has claimed responsibility so far, Mogadishu civilians are a regular target of al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked extremist group that seeks ...

- The Week - US

Mogadishu explosion: Devastating truck bomb kills at least 20 in Somalia as gunshots heard

Mogadishu residents say it's the most powerful explosion they've heard in years. Nobody has claimed responsibility, though it bears hallmarks of attack by terror group al-Shabab.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Car bombs kill at least 22 in Somalia's capital Mogadishu

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although al-Shabaab group has carried out regular attacks in the area The post Car bombs kill at least 22 in Somalia's capital Mogadishu appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Massive truck bomb blast kills 20 in Mogadishu

, Oct 14 : At least 20 people have reportedly been killed and several others injured in a powerful truck bomb explosion in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu on Saturday evening.Security forces had been tipped off about the vehicle and were pursuing it in the busy K5 district of the city when the explosion happened, CNN quoted ...

- Sify - IN

Terrorism is evolving and the world must move fast to catch up or perish

ISIS is causing havoc in Europe, while Al-Shabaab is terrifying us out of own homes, schools, workplaces, and markets.

- Daily Nation - KE

Drugs, Al-Shabaab attacks in Lamu County? Not on my watch: Gilbert Kitiyo  

Volunteers have formed committees to work with police to stamp out drug use, peddling and terrorism.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Somalia's defence minister, army chief resign: Official

Somali officials say the country's defense minister and army chief have resigned as the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group steps up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia.

- News24.com - ZA

Back to the land: Friction as Somali exiles return home

In Somalia's Raqayle village, life under al-Shabaab Islamists can be brutal, with public beheadings, and bizarre - with edicts about wearing socks - but locals feel safer than when the government controlled the area and violently ousted them.

- The Daily Star - LB

Somalia's defense minister, army chief resign: Official

Somali officials say the country's defense minister and army chief have resigned as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group steps up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia.

- FOX News - US

Al-Shabaab militants kill seven people in Somalia's Bari

THREE police officers and four civilians were killed, and at least 13 others were wounded by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants during an attack on a checkpoint, and a subsequent ambush on police officers who mobilised to help their colleagues, in Boosaaso in Somalia's Bari region on 9

- Jane’s - US

10 AP officers escape Shabaab attack in Lamu

The militants planted a bomb on the road and engaged the officers in a gun battle.

- Daily Nation - KE

Gunmen kill two people in Ukunda ambush

UKUNDA, Kenya, Oct 10 - Police are pursuing people believed to be Al Shabaab returnees after they shot dead two people who were travelling in a car within Ukunda, Kwale County. According to Coast Regional Police Chief Larry Kieng, the two university staff members died on the spot following the ambush. Kieng says two police

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Technical University in Mombasa suspends activities after suspected terror attack

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 - The Technical University of Mombasa has temporarily suspended activities at its Kwale campus to allow police conduct a probe following the killing of two staff members who were shot dead by people believed to be Al Shabaab returnees. While condemning the attack, Vice Chancellor Laila Abubakar called ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

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