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Somalis Search for Survivors After Mogadishu Truck Bomb Blast
The explosion targeted a busy street, killing 231 people and injuring 275, in what is believed to be Somalia's single deadliest attack ever.
People look through the rubble at the site of Saturday's truck bomb blast at the largely destroyed Safari Hotel, which is close to Somalia's foreign ministry in Mogadishu on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
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Somali soldiers patrol the scene of Saturday's truck bomb explosion on Oct. 15.
Somalia's government has blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group for the attack it called a "national disaster." However, al-Shabab, which often targets high-profile areas of the capital with bombings, had yet to comment.
Somalis help a wounded civilian at Medina hospital on Oct. 15.
"The hospital is overwhelmed by both dead and wounded. We also received people whose limbs were cut away by the bomb. This is really horrendous, unlike any other time in the past," said Dr. Mohamed Yusuf, the director of Medina hospital.