Death toll rises to 121 in Somalia Al-Shabab attacks


The death toll from two al-Shabab bombings in Mogadishu has risen to 121, Somalia’s Health Minister Dr. Ali Haji Adam, said Tuesday, Paralel.Az reports citing VoA.

In an interview with VOA’s Somali Service, Adam said 10 people have been recorded as missing from the Saturday bombings. He said the National Response Committee appointed by the government also recorded 333 injuries.

“This morning there are 142 injured people in the hospitals, some of them in the intensive care unit,” he said.

Adam said the government set up a call center for people who are missing their loved ones to contact. He said the government has also been distributing food and water to the wounded and their relatives who are coming to the hospitals.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has appealed to the international community to send doctors to help treat the wounded.

Adam said Turkey was the first country to respond to the appeal made by the president.