Qatar’s charge d’affaires was injured as a result of the explosion which struck the Somali capital Mogadishu severely damaging Doha’s embassy on Saturday evening.
The foreign ministry said in a statement that the official suffered minor injuries but he was in good health and the rest of the embassy staff were unharmed.
Saturday’s truck bombing killed 276 and injured more than 300 others, the Minister of Information Abdirahman Omar Osman confirmed earlier today, however it is expected that the number of deaths will rise to more than 300.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo declared a three-day mourning period for the victims of the attack. He held “terrorists” responsible.