Somalia: Number of dead in truck bombing rises to 270

Somalia bombing kills 270, injures 230; authorities estimate that Al-Shabaab terror group is responsible for attack.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Explosion in Somalia
Explosion in Somalia

The death toll from a Somalian truck bombing on Saturday has risen to 270.

Over 230 others were injured in the attacks, many of them critically.

The explosion occurred on Saturday in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu when a truck packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a Mogadishu hotel.

Hundreds of people were at the scene at the time of the attack.

As emergency personnel worked to aid the bombing's victims, additional lives were claimed during a second explosion in the same city.

Authorities estimate that the attacks were orchestrated by Al-Shabaab, considered to be a terror organization by Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.