On Sunday 14th October 2018, Somalia marked the first anniversary of one of the world’s deadliest attacks since 9/11, when a truck-laden with explosives struck in the heart of Mogadishu killing over 500 innocent Somali people and injuring scores.
Hundreds of Somali people gathered a new memorial site where they said prayers and observed a moment of silence for the slain innocent civilians by the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab terrorist group.
A truck filled with explosives was detonated at one of the busiest intersections in the city killing hundreds. The new U.N. envoy to Somalia, Nicholas Haysom, on Sunday called it “the deadliest ever terrorist attack in Africa, and such terrorist attacks amount to a war crime.
As Somali people gathered to mark the first anniversary of the deadliest bombing, the Somali military court, Capt. Mumin Hussein, confirmed the execution of Hassan Aden Isaq who reportedly drove one of the vehicles involved in the attack.
Al-Shabaab has perfected the suicide car bombing (SVBIED) to conduct large-scale attacks in Somalia, especially in Mogadishu, targeting popular joints such road intersections hotels.