More bodies found after double car bomb militant attack

Forty Eight house after the deadly double car bomb attacks in Mogadishu, rescuers have found more bodies trapped bellow destructed buildings.

At least 106 people have died as a result of the explosion claimed by the Somali militants group, al-Shabab. 

More than 350 people are nursing various injuries following the attack on Tuesday at a busy intersection at the heart of the capital, metres from the headquarters of the ministry of Education.

Bulldozers were continuing to clear the blast site in the capital Mogadishu on Monday in the hunt for bodies feared trapped under the rubble.

The injured have overwhelmed Health systems in the City following the attack which is the deadliest bomb explosion in five years. 

The Somali Police has not commented on the newly retrieved bodies.

Relatives looking for their loved ones who were last seen at the vicinity of the explosion thronged the crime scene and various hospitals in Mogadishu.

The Zoobe Junction and KM5 road, which had been closed since Saturday, resumed operations and motorists were on Monday allowed to use the road. 

A student who heeded to the directive of the Government which ordered schools closed so that students can take part in a national blood donation drive said the acts were violent and intolerable. 

The attack in Mogadishu occurred on a day when the president, prime minister and other senior officials were meeting to discuss expanded efforts to combat violent extremism, especially by the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group that often targets the capital. 

It also came five years after another massive blast in the exact same location killed over 500 people.

Somalia’s government has been engaged in a high-profile new offensive against the extremist group that the United States has described as one of al-Qaida’s deadliest organizations. 

The president has described it as “total war” against the extremists, who control large parts of central and southern Somalia and have been the target of scores of U.S. airstrikes in recent years.

The extremists have responded by killing prominent clan leaders in an apparent effort to dissuade support for that government offensive.

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