ICC Note: Muslim radicals like Al-Shabaab have carried out several bombing attacks in Mogadishu to protest the Somali government. This group of radicals is seeking to impose a strict form of Islam across the country. Unfortunately, Christians are constantly persecuted in Somalia, do not have a voice, and are sometimes even executed. This type of new regime that Al-Shabaab wants implemented would eradicate Christianity by starting with their country.
12/4/2017 Somalia (CNN) – The number of dead in the devastating twin bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu in October has jumped to 512, authorities announced Sunday.
Nearly 70 people remain missing, and 295 still have injuries suffered in the attack, Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwac, the chairman of the 11-member government investigation committee, said in a press conference.
The October 14 attack was already the deadliest in Somalia’s modern history. Government officials reported the death toll at 358 near the end of October. Two Americans were killed in the blast, the US State Department said.