Justin Trudeau condemned the largest truck bomb attack yesterday in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia.
The attacks in Somalia are horrifying & Canada condemns them strongly. We mourn with the Canadian Somali community today.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 15, 2017
The truck bomb was filled with military grade homemade bombs and explosives.
Reports say the truck was stopped at a checkpoint and the driver fled off before officials had a chance to investigate, the truck rammed through a barrier causing it to explode a igniting a fuel tanker nearby, the ignited fuel tanker caused a massive fireball and shockwave.
Over 300 injured and at least 275 killed, but rescue workers said the number could be much higher by the time the rubble is cleaned up, and some may never be found due to the high energy from the heat.
The extremist group known as Al-Shabab caused the attack after the Somalian government vowed to put pressure on the group, Al-Shabab is the Al-Qaeda group of east Africa.
Canada’s Somalian immigrant minister Ahmed Hussen also condemned the attack.
“Saddened to hear of the 231 dead and 275 injured in Somalia’s worst terror attack. My thoughts are with the victims & their families.”
As more reports continue to unfold, more bodies are being recovered from the ground.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.