Turkey condemns double car bombings in Mogadishu

The government of Turkey has condemned double car bombings in Somali capital, Mogadishu, which killed more than 100 people.

Bombings targeted Somalia’s ministry for highter education near Zobe Junction.

The explosions caused by two vehicles laden with explosives rocked Mogadishu, with first one exploding near the gate of Somali education ministry headquarters, while minutes later a second one targeted the responders, killing dozens of people including police officers and a local journalist.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement, the group said that the building of the Ministry of Education was the target.

“The so-called ministry of education also plays a major role in the recruitment of Somali students, thousands of whom are joining the forces of the Somali army,” the group said.

In a statement, Turkish foreign ministry strongly condemned “ the heinous terror attacks in the capital.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that many people lost their lives and were injured in the terrorist attacks that took place today (29 October) in Mogadishu, Somalia,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry extended condolences to “the relatives as well as to the friendly and brotherly people” and its government and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.