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Victims of Somali truck bomb attack airlifted to Turkey - The Nation Newspaper

SIXTEEN of the most severely wounded people from Saturday’s truck bomb attack that killed about 90 people in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, have been airlifted to Turkey for treatment, Somali government officials said. “Turkish military cargo airplane has taken 16 injured...

Dec 29th 2019 · 1 min read
Victims of Somali truck bomb attack airlifted to Turkey - The Nation Newspaper

SIXTEEN of the most severely wounded people from Saturday’s truck bomb attack that killed about 90 people in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, have been airlifted to Turkey for treatment, Somali government officials said.

“Turkish military cargo airplane has taken 16 injured people to Ankara for treatment,” Somalia’s Minister of Internal Security Mohamed Abukar Islow Duale told VOA.

Two Turkish nationals were among those killed in the truck bombing that also left 125 other people were wounded.

Pope Francis, after reciting the Angelus prayer Sunday,  prayed for the victims of the car bomb.

“Let us pray to the Lord for the victims of Sunday’s horrible terrorist attack in Mogadishu in Somalia, where the explosion of a car bomb killed more than 70 people,” he said.

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The Pope also promised his closeness to “all of their family members and those who mourn their deaths”.

Before taking the wounded, the Turkish cargo plane off-loaded large supplies of medicine and medical equipment to help overwhelmed Mogadishu hospitals in order to handle the large number of the wounded.

“Turkey has also sent doctors and medical supplies to Mogadishu to treat the large number of the wounded people in Mogadishu hospitals” said a statement from Somalia’s presidential office.

last updated: 2019-12-30@10:12