1. Terrorism

    Somalia Bomb Kills 70

    Somalis carry the body of a man killed at the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. A car laden with explosives blew up in front of the Ministry of Education in the Somali capital Tuesday, killing scores of people in the biggest attack since an Islamist insurgent group withdrew from Mogadishu, a rescue official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP Photo

    Islamist militants in Somalia detonated a truck bomb in front of the education ministry in Mogadishu Tuesday, killing at least 70 people The truck exploded at a security checkpoint near the entrance to the ministry. Al-Shabab, the militant group with connections to al Qaeda, has taken responsibility for the assault. It’s the biggest attack in the capital since al-Shabab withdrew in August after an offensive by African Union troops. Suicide attacks were unheard of in Somalia until 2007, when al-Shabab began using them as a tactic.

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