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    NAIROBI — The death toll from two truck bombs in Somalia’s capital soared to as many as 276 on Sunday as the deadliest attack in the country’s decade-long war with Islamist extremists signaled that the insurgency is far from defeated despite years of U.S. counterterrorism operations.

    Nearly all of the dead were killed by the first bomb, which exploded Saturday outside a popular hotel near a busy intersection in Mogadishu, sending a plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen across the city. The second truck bomb killed several more people nearby.

    The Somali capital is a frequent target of attacks by al-Shabab, an extremist group linked to al-Qaeda, but residents said they quickly discerned that the twin blasts were of a different order of magnitude.

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    Trump's fault! As usual.

    That was a brutal attack, those scum need
    need to die.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Trump's fault! As usual.

    That was a brutal attack, those scum need
    need to die.

    Somalia has been a mess for a very long time. There's not much outside forces can do about it. It's not just Islamic terror, the division of the people into fighting factions is also based on family clan alliances, that probably go back to the tribal days. It's kind of like the perfect combination for unstoppable violence.


    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is from Somalia originally. Her book Infidel gives a good history of the area. She grew up mostly in Kenya, and at one point describes a situation in which she and others crossed the border and rescued a bunch of Somalian victims. She is a brave woman.
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