The death toll from two suicide bombings In Somalia has risen to 29 with at least 70 people injured according to recent statistics.
The local police said that the bombings took place in the Somali capital Mogadishu and the perpetrators died with their victims.
Police officer Mohamed Dahir told DPA that most of the victims were civilians and that four militants had been involved in the attack.
He also stated that although only 29 death had been recorded so far, some of those who were wounded were in critical condition.
After interviewing some doctors at the local hospitals in Somalia’s capital, one said that the death toll was almost double the Law enforcement statistics and he had up to 50 deaths while treating injured people.
He also said that he has had reports from other hospitals that lost some patients while treating the injured civilians.
Somalia Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre expressed his condolences while condemning the attack.
“My thoughts are with the families of all who died & with those who were injured in today’s barbaric attacks.”
“My government remains committed to fighting & eliminating the terrorist group al-Shabaab from our country, ” he wrote on Twitter.
The Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on their radio station Andalus, sighting it as a clear warning.
The large explosions hit the country’s Education Ministry in the heart of the city, and it came after the Somalian government held talks on fighting terrorism in their country.
Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group with ties to al-Qaida, controls large swaths of the central and southern Horn of Africa and frequently carries out attacks on civilians, government officials, businesspeople, and journalists.