Since childhood, Hawa Adan Hassan wanted to become a fashion designer. Last year, she started a business at her family house in Mogadishu, Somalia to make her dreams come true.
Militant group Al Shabaab claimed the attack, after a spike in activity in recent days by the Al-Qaeda linked group which has seen it inflict mass casualties in Somalia and attack a US military base in Kenya.
The explosion ripped through rush hour as Somalia returned to work after its weekend. At least 125 people were wounded, Aamin Ambulance service director Abdiqadir Abdulrahman said, and hundreds of Mogadishu residents donated blood in response to desperate appeals.
For the people of Somalia, Saturday was a black day. The massive car bomb explosion in a busy area of Mogadishu on that day killed and injured scores of people.
The toll was likely to rise as scores of people were rushed to hospitals, government spokesman told the media. Earlier, the director of the Aamin Ambulance service, confirmed the 76 dead and said more than 50 others were wounded.
The official added that the judgment will serve as a warning to other perpetrators of crime against women in the country.
The Al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as the European Union confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of Italian advisers.
Five people were killed in an extremist attack on a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said on Wednesday, adding that the victims were three civilians and two members of the security forces.
The UAE sent an aid plane carrying 7 metric tons of medical supplies to Jubaland, Somalia to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.