More than 30 dead in Somalia bombing
A government fighter surveys the site where a car bomb ripped through a police base in Mogadishu on February 21, 2011.
October 4th, 2011
08:39 AM ET

More than 30 dead in Somalia bombing

A truck filled with explosives barreled into a government complex in the heart of Somalia's restive capital on Tuesday, a brazen strike killing students registering for an education program.

More than 30 people were killed, said Lt. Col. Paddy Nkunda, an African Union forces spokesman. Along with the students and parents, the casualties included several federal government soldiers, the AU forces said.

"This is a carnage," said Col. Abdullahi Barise, the spokesman of the Somali police. Barise blamed Al-Shabaab, the Islamist movement with links to al Qaeda. But there has been no immediate claim of responsibility.

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  1. bubba

    you all are a bunch of filthy animals,you all should be ashamed of yourselves

    October 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rolly

    Bubba- take a shower, you stink like toe-jam man

    October 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    What the Somali government and Al-Shabaab need to do is to get together and work out a peaceful settlement and just ignore calls from both the U.S. and NATO for more violence there!

    October 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Oh, cut the crap, you Al-Qaeda-loving jerk! There is not one person who really believes that it's me writing all that garbage you post using my name!

    October 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
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