Death Toll From Mogadishu Truck Bombing Rises To 587

From BNO:
The death toll from the truck bombing in Mogadishu in October has risen to at least 587, according to the final report of a Somali committee which investigated the attack, making it one of the world’s deadliest terrorist attacks in history.

The committee, which was staffed by volunteers to identify the victims and to raise funds for those affected, said in its final report on Sunday that the death toll stood at 587, an increase of 75 when compared to the previous update in December.

In addition to those killed, at least 316 others were injured, including 122 people who were airlifted to Turkey, Sudan, and Kenya for treatment….

A death toll of 587 makes it the third deadliest terrorist attack in modern history.

At least 796 people were killed in August 2007 when four coordinated truck bombings hit two Yazidi towns in northern Iraq, according to figures from the U.S. military. The deadliest attack happened in 2001 when hijacked planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed.

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