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Qatar official injured in Somalia bombing

Scene of a massive explosion is seen in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia on October 14, 2017. At least 23 people have died and many others injured after a truck bomb detonated in Mogadishu. ( Sadak Mohamed - Anadolu Agency )
Scene of a massive explosion is seen in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia on 14 October 2017 [Sadak Mohamed/Anadolu Agency]

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.

Read: African Union mission killed 42 children in Somalia last year, claims UN report

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.

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