The deadliest attacks in Somalia since 2010

AFP News
The October 14 explosion occurred at a junction in Hodan, a bustling commercial district of Mogadishu which has many shops, hotels and businesses in the northwest of the Somali capital

The massive weekend truck bombing which killed at least 137 people in Mogadishu is the deadliest in conflict-riven Somalia so far. Here some of the other major attacks:

- 2017 -

February 19: A car bomb explodes in a busy intersection in the capital Mogadishu, killing 39 people.

No one claims responsibility but it comes on the day the Shabaab Islamist militants warn of a merciless war against the new president.

- 2016 -

February 29: At least 30 people are killed and about 60 are wounded in twin bombings in the southwestern city of Baidoa, claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab.

- 2013 -

April 14: A nine-man suicide attack squad blasts its way into Mogadishu's main court complex in a rampage that leaves 29 civilians dead, while a separate bomb attack kills five more.

- 2012 -

January 24: The Shabaab take credit for a suicide attack that kills 33 soldiers at a military base housing Ethiopian peacekeeping troops in central Somalia.

- 2011 -

October 4: At least 82 people die and 150 are injured in a truck bombing at the ministerial complex of the transitional government. It is the first attack claimed by the Shabaab since they were pushed out of Mogadishu.

- 2010 -

May 1: Twin bombings rock Mogadishu's popular Bakara market and a nearby mosque, an Islamist bastion. At least 32 people are killed, the majority of them Shabaab members.

August 24: Thirty-three people including several MPs die after the Shabaab stage a suicide attack at a Mogadishu hotel frequented by lawmakers and top government officials.


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