Death toll in Somalia bombing jumps to 263: medical workers

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 1:56 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 263 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in the hear of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, doctors said on Monday, confirming the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

Aden Nur, a doctor at the city's Madina hospital, said it had recorded 258 deaths while Ahmed Ali, a nurse at the nearby Osman Fiqi hospital, told Reuters five bodies had been sent there.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Nick Macfie)