Islamist militants kill again

Despite the recent setbacks Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab has suffered on the battlefield, it has shown that it still has the capacity to strike in the heart of the capital, Mogadishu.

A suicide bomber killed more than 75 people after detonating a truck laden with explosives outside government buildings in Kilometre Four (K4) – a busy crossroads in central Mogadishu.

Among the dead and injured were many students waiting to see if they had gained a scholarship to study in Turkey.

“The scale of the attack has been a surprise to everybody,” says Matt Bryden, a UN investigator on al-Shabab.

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