February 2017 Mogadishu bombing

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February 2017 Mogadishu bombing
Part of the Somali Civil War (2009–present)
Mogadishu is located in Somalia
Mogadishu
Mogadishu
Mogadishu (Somalia)
LocationMogadishu, Somalia
Date19 February 2017 (2017-02-19)
Attack type
Car bombing
WeaponsCar bomb
Deaths39 (+1 suicide bomber)
Injuries
50

On 19 February 2017, at least 39 people were killed after a car bomb exploded near Wadajir market in Madina district, Mogadishu. More than 50 others were wounded.[1][2][3] Though no group claimed responsibility, Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast.[4]

Reactions[edit]

  •  United Nations - Members of the UN Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Somali people and government. The council also wished a speedy recovery to those injured.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast". Al Jazeera. 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39". Reuters. 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Mogadishu: Suicide car bomb kills at least 34 in Somali capital". ABC News. 20 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Car bomb blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace". Chicago Tribune. 19 February 2017.
  5. ^ "UN security council condemns market attack in Mogadishu". Garowe Online. 21 February 2017.