On Friday, several Somalis who were undergoing emergency medical treatment in the UAE following Al Shabaab’s fatal October attack near Zoobe crossroads returned to Mogadishu.
Emirati Ambassador Ahmed Juma Al-Rumaythi met the plane bringing the bombing victims at Aden Adde International Airport.
Al Shabaab was responsible for a double bombing outside the Federal Ministry of Education headquarters on October 29, killing over 120 people and injuring 300 more. The fatal terror strike occurred at the same major intersection where al-Shabab fighters killed over 500 people in a similar truck bomb attack five years earlier.
Following the attack, seven of the most badly injured people were evacuated to the UAE for further medical care.
According to Somali health officials, several of the injured are still undergoing treatment in the UAE and will return to Somalia when they recuperate.