Somalis are calling their last bombing their 9/11 as the death toll from October incident rises.
The toll on Oct. 20 was at 358, thus becoming the worst deadliest attack in the country ever.
They now know that 512 people lost their lives and 312 were injured. 62 are still missing.
On Oct. 14, two trucks blew up in the capital of Mogadishu. It occurred outside of a hotel in a very busy part of the town where ther are many stores. What made the bombing worse was that the trucks went off next to a gas tanker. A lot of bodies are unidentifiable due to the explosions.
Somalis Death Toll Rises
The second blast went off two hours later.
According to reports, the first bomb was anywhere between 1,300-1,700 in weight. Their main goal was to blow up an airport.
The militant group al Shabaab have been terrorizing Somalis for over a decade. However, no one from the group has come forward to claim responsibility for the recent attacks.
Officials in the U.S. are extremely upset over the incidents. In their statements, they speak on how the terrorist killed innocent Somalis for no reason. They believe that the terrorists are cowards and will continue to assist them in combating terrorism. They want to continue work with the Somali and African Union to help make the situation better.
Eyder Peralta, a correspondent from East Africa, says that the Somalis will look for more help from the U.S.
They want to get the terrorist group out of the country as soon as possible.
Reports also say that there was a drone strike against al Shabaab from the U.S.
It occurred on the outskirts of Mogadishu two days after the attacks. There have been at least 30 drone attacks from the U.S. within Somalia this year alone. This information comes from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.