Death toll has risen to 358 in Somalia's worst-ever attack

Posted at 1:43 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 14:48:18-04

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's information minister says the death toll has risen to 358 in the country's worst-ever attack.

Abdirahman Osman says 56 people are still missing from Saturday's truck bombing on a busy street in Mogadishu. Another 228 people were wounded.

Thousands gathered at the attack site Friday to pray.

Somalia's government has blamed the bombing on extremist group al-Shabab, which has not commented.

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