Sunday, October 15, 2017

Somalia heart break

A permanent feature of capitalism, are the proxy wars being waged over the planet, fueled by religious extremism and the fall-out of military misadventures by the raw material raiding,  of the dominant capitalist players.

 This is not featuring as a major event on the main news stories on western media. It was buried in a corner on the BBC, the day it happened.

  A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 85 people, officials say.

 Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel on Saturday.

 It is one of the deadliest attacks in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007.

 It is not clear who staged the attacks. Mogadishu is a regular target for al-Shabab, which is battling the government.


ajohnstone said...

The figure is now 230 killed and the death toll will climb higher as the injured and wounded die in those hard-pressed and under-equipped local hospitals

ajohnstone said...

276 people killed and hundreds seriously injured is the latest figure.