LATEST: Mogadishu's mayor calls for march for victims

2017-10-18 11:00
Picture: AFP

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Mogadishu -  Mogadishu's mayor has called on residents to turn out for a show of defiance and pay tribute to the victims of Somalia's deadliest attack.

At least 302 people were killed in Saturday's truck bombing. Scores are missing and nearly 400 are wounded.

Demonstrators are expected to march across the city on Wednesday morning and gather at a stadium.

"We must liberate this city which is awash with graves," Thabit Abdi told a group of young protesters who gathered at the site of the explosion on Tuesday evening.

The United Nations Security Council has stood in a moment of silence for the victims of Saturday's truck bombing.

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