Bomb blasts in Mogadishu results in 100 deaths and 300 wounded.

According to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Sunday, the death toll from the two vehicle bombings that occurred in the Somali city of Mogadishu and were claimed by Al-Shabaab Islamists has reached 100.

After visiting the blast site, he stated that "so far, the number of individuals who perished has reached 100 and 300 are injured, and the number for both the dead and the wounded continues to climb."
In an attack on Somalia's education ministry, two explosives-laden cars blew up minutes apart close to the busy Zobe intersection. Gunfire then ensued.

The afternoon explosions broke windows and tore through walls of surrounding buildings, scattering shrapnel and sending smoke and dust columns into the air.

Women, children, and elderly people were among the victims, according to police spokesman Sadik Dudishe.

Mothers were slaughtered by the savage terrorists. The assailants had been prevented from killing more "innocent residents and students," he claimed on Saturday, adding that some of them had died with their children pinned on their backs.

The bloodiest attack in the unrest-stricken nation, which left 512 people dead and more than 290 injured, occurred at the same major intersection where the incident occurred.

"The same site and the same innocent individuals engaged," Mohamud said, describing the tragedy as "historic."

"This is incorrect. He remarked of the Islamist organisation Al-Shabaab, "God willing, they won't be able to perform another Zobe atrocity.

Al-Qaeda-linked In a statement, Al-Shabaab declared that it was behind the attack and that its forces had targeted the ministry of education.

Allies of Somalia, including the African Union force charged with assisting Somali troops take over primary responsibility for security by the end of 2024, the United Nations, Turkey, and other nations condemned the horrific siege.

Mission of the UN in Somalia UNSOM promised to fight "resolutely against terrorism with all Somalis."

The current military offensive to further weaken Al-Shabaab is urgent and essential, as demonstrated by these attacks, according to the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), which took over for the defunct AMISOM peacekeeping force late on Saturday.

Since around 15 years ago, Al-Shabaab has been trying to topple the precarious foreign-backed government in Mogadishu.

Although an African Union army drove its fighters out of the city in 2011, the organisation still holds areas of the countryside and continues to conduct deadly attacks on military and civilian targets.

The organisation attacked the well-known Hayat hotel in Mogadishu with guns and bombs for 30 hours in August, leaving 117 people injured and 21 dead.

After the August siege, Mohamud, who was elected in May, vowed to launch "all-out war" on the Islamists.

He warned people to avoid jihadist-held areas in September, claiming that the military and tribal militia were stepping up their offensives against them.

Despite international efforts to undermine Al-leadership, Shabaab's the group is still a formidable force.

Nine people were murdered and 47 others were injured in an attack on a hotel in the coastal city of Kismayo that was claimed by the group last week.

Since the overthrow of president Siad Barre's military administration in 1991, Somalia has been engulfed in anarchy.

After his removal, there was civil strife and Al-Shabaab gained power.

Along with the conflict, Somalia is experiencing the worst drought in more than 40 years, much like its neighbours in the Horn of Africa. Livestock and crops have been destroyed by four unsuccessful rainy seasons.

Although the country is one of the most vulnerable to climate change, it is especially unable to handle the problem as it fights the deadly Islamist insurgency.

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