Death toll in Somalia bombing jumps to 263 : medical workers

 14 Oct 2017 - 13:17

Death toll in Somalia bombing jumps to 263 : medical workers
A Somali woman mourns at the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar.

Reuters

MOGADISHU: At least 263 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in the hear of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, doctors said on Monday, confirming the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

Aden Nur, a doctor at the city's Madina hospital, said it had recorded 258 deaths while Ahmed Ali, a nurse at the nearby Osman Fiqi hospital, told Reuters five bodies had been sent there.