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Twin Blast Near Mogadishu Airport affected International Flights
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Twin Blast Near Mogadishu Airport affected International Flights

Twin car bomb attack that was targeted on UN compound near Mogadishu International Airport on Tuesday has affected flights and passengers. Passengers waiting to board Turkish airlines were left without words after the airline which was ready to be boarded took off without any passengers. Other passengers that just landed from Nairobi and local Somali cities at the airport were also left stranded after coincidently landing while the attack was on going. No official communication from Turkish airlines but the decision by the pilots seems safety order from the airline headquarters in Istanbul. The only European carrier that operates in Somalia has suspended it flight on February this year after suicide attack on Somali airliner of Dallo in which only the attacker died in the mid air explosion. It later resumed the services after security measures were taken. More than 20 people died today mainly private UN security guards. AMISOM and US mission in Somalia condemned that attack claimed by armed group Alshabaab. They said support to Somali security agencies against terror will continue and attacks like today will not deter them.