World condoles with Somalia following deadly blast

World leaders have been sending their condolence messages following a deadly blast that went off in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday.

The bombing is reported to have killed more than 50 people and injured 60 others.

That toll is however expected to rise as rescue operations continue in the capital.

The car bomb exploded in a busy street in the center of the city, a blast our reporter based there describes as the biggest he’s heard in years.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The United States Mission in Somalia in a tweet termed the attack horrible.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia UNSOM also condoled with the victims of the attack it termed barbaric.

African Union chairperson, speaking on behalf of the AU, called that attack appalling, saying the continental body strongly condemned it.