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.
Pres Farmajo "Today's horrific attack proves our enemy would stop nothing to cause our people pain and suffering. Lets unite against terror. pic.twitter.com/YcMtV5TcOC
— Villa Somalia (@TheVillaSomalia) October 14, 2017
The United States Mission in Somalia in a tweet termed the attack horrible.
United States offers heartfelt condolences for the innocent lives lost and those injured in today's horrible attacks in Mogadishu #Somalia
— U.S. Mission-Somalia (@US2SOMALIA) October 14, 2017
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia UNSOM also condoled with the victims of the attack it termed barbaric.
.@UNSomalia strongly condemns today's barbaric bombings in #Mogadishu targeting civilians. Condolences to all affected by today’s attacks. pic.twitter.com/RhcjlxqcJV
— UNSOM (@UNSomalia) October 14, 2017
African Union chairperson, speaking on behalf of the AU, called that attack appalling, saying the continental body strongly condemned it.
The @_AfricanUnion family strongly condemns yesterday's appalling attacks in #Mogadisho we stand with the people #Somalia in fighting terror
— Moussa Faki Mahamat (@AUC_MoussaFaki) October 15, 2017