>> Carnage in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu Saturday. First, a massive truck bomb exploded on a busy street, in a neighborhood home to government offices, hotels and restaurants. Two hours later, a second car blast ignited in a different part of the capital. All in all, the death toll climbing to at least 22.
A Reuters eyewitness on the scene at the first blast, says the bomb was powerful enough to destroy several buildings in the area, as well as set dozens of vehicles ablaze. Chaos ensuing in the aftermath, as soldiers fired indiscriminately, and even journalists were attacked. No group claiming immediate responsibility, but attacks like these have been carried out in the past by the Islamist group al-Shabab.
The al Qaeda group is seeking to topple what is seen as a weak government in an effort to put strict Islamic rule in place.