Qatar condemned that the country’s embassy had been badly damaged in the blast and one of its top officials wounded in the double bombings in Mogadishu, which killed hundreds of people and injured dozens of others, destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire.
At least 576 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, in one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.
The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, police and hospital sources said Sunday.
At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, Rescue workers removed two bodies from the plane, which had broken into several pieces and come to rest near the beach. Two other bodies were visible in the wreckage, the witness added.
A plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan on Saturday, a witness said, According to the preliminary reports it might be a search cargo plane of a company that was carrying materials for the French army. The crash occurred during a storm with heavy rain and lightning.
The death toll from a devastating landslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone earlier this week has risen to nearly 500, according to hospital officials. More than 600 people remained missing on Sunday, with rescue officials warning that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day. The death toll earlier stood at 450.
#Kuwait: Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said Monday that the deceased Imam of Grand Mosque Dr. Walid Al-Ali and Fahad Al-Husseini travelled as far as West Africa to advocate for God’s love.
“The two great men were martyred in the barbaric attack on a restaurant Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso,” Al-Jabri, also minister of state for municipal affairs, mourned tonight.
He spoke highlight of the instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to send a private plane to Ouagadougou to bring back the two Kuwaiti martyrs.
“With shock and grief, the State of Kuwait received the news of the death of the two scholars who were on a mission to offer sermons and religious courses to Muslims in the West African country and promote correct understanding of Islam,” he said.
On behalf of Kuwait, the minister strongly denounced the heinous attack that claimed the lives of two of the country’s dearest sons and several other innocent people.
He added the Ministry of Awqaf and the committee to promote moderation used to delegate Dr. Ali to promote moderate understanding of Islamic teachings in many occasions.
He expressed sincere condolences to the families of the two advocates and prayed for God the Almighty to lodge their soul in paradise.