More than 300 people were killed and 300 others wounded in a truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday, Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of the Aamin Ambulance service said Monday. This is believed to be the single deadliest attack ever in the country. While no terrorist group has claimed responsibility so far, Mogadishu civilians are a regular target of al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked extremist group that seeks to overthrow the Somali government. The attack took place on a busy street two days after the head of U.S. Africa Command visited the Somali president in Mogadishu. Officials believe the death toll could continue to rise.
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