Somalia Marks Fourth Anniversary since deadly Truck Bombing in Mogadishu
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the October 14, 2017 bombing, the deadliest and most devastating bombing in Somalia.
More than 600 people have lost their lives, after a truck loaded with explosives exploded at the Soobe intersection, a busy intersection in Mogadishu.
The Somali government holds an annual mourning ceremony for those killed and injured in the blast, which has had a devastating effect, and there are still people who have not recovered from its effects.
In a statement, Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo shared with the people of Somalia a message of remembrance for the martyrs of the October 14, 2017 bombing and prayed for God’s mercy to reward those who lost their lives in the attack.
”The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has called on the people of Somalia to support our Armed Forces heroes in their efforts to eradicate the remnants of Al-Shabaab terrorists,”
The President pointed out that every Somali will remember the sad feeling caused by the brutal attack on our Somali citizens who stood to play a major role in the development of our country and the rebuilding of our government.
In total, the number of people affected by the Sobe blast is estimated at more than a thousand.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, but the Somali government has arrested and sentenced members of al-Shabab to death.
However, in the aftermath of the Sobe bombing, there were several major explosions in Mogadishu, such as the December 28, 2019 bombing at the Ex-control Afgoye family, which killed more than a hundred people.