Latest News: Devastating Attack in Beledweyne Claims 32 Lives; Fatalities Likely to Increase
Saturday, September 23, 2023
On Saturday, a devastating truck bomb was detonated at a crucial checkpoint in Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia. The explosion led to the tragic loss of at least 32 lives and caused complete destruction to nearby structures. While the responsibility for this horrific attack has not been officially acknowledged, suspicions have been raised due to al Shabaab’s track record of orchestrating bombings in the country.
Initially, reports stated that there were 10 fatalities, but as the search and rescue operations continued, the death toll rose. Col Isaq Ali Abdulle, the head of police in Beledweyne, confirmed 32 deaths and reported that 48 people were injured. He also stated that these numbers could potentially increase as the rescue efforts unfold.