Somalia: Death Toll for October Attack Rises to 512

The death toll in a truck bombing in Somalia in October now stands at 512, according to the committee investigating the tragedy. The toll had been reported as 358. Even at the lower number, the bombing was the deadliest in Somalian history.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Somalian officials have blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which has been trying to overthrow the government and has deployed bomb attacks against government, military and civilian targets.

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