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Kenya Airlifts 14 Injured In Mogadishu Bombing, Sends Planeload Medicine
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Kenya Airlifts 14 Injured In Mogadishu Bombing, Sends Planeload Medicine

A plane carrying 14 people injured in the Saturday truck bomb in Mogadishu landed at Nairobi's Wilson airport Tuesday evening, Radio Dalsan's Nairobi Correspondent reports. The injured were received by Kenya's Defence Minister Raychelle Amamo. More injured are expected to be airlifted to Nairobi on Wednesday. Kenya  also sent  two planes carrying medical supplies to Mogadishu. The East African nation which has troops inside Somalia and hosts a large population of Somalia nationals condemned the bombing. "Evil is self-defeating & this wanton destruction of lives only hardens our collective resolve to rout out Al Shabaab" Kenya's Foreign Affairs Minister said. The government of Kenya together with Kenya Red Cross has launched a funds drive to support those affected in the Zoobe bombing. "I am calling on Kenyans to support our brothers and sisters affected by the recent bomb attack in Somalia. Donate to support" Abass Gulet the CEO Kenya Red Cross told Radio Dalsan. "Thanks to Kenya for the two planes of medical aid supplies for the victims of the #MogadishuTruckBomb that arrived today in #Mogadishu" Somalia's Information Minister Abdirahman Osman reacted on Twitter. In Eastleigh neighborhood which has a significant population of Somalia nationals and Kenyan ethnic Somalis a blood drive was launched. "There was a huge turnout for the blood donation exercise in Eastleigh. I am  Overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for Mogadishu victims" Kenyan activist Ahmed Mohamed "Asmali" told Radio Dalsan.