Truck bomb in Somali capital kills at least 79 at rush hour

  • Somalis salvage goods after shops were destroyed by a car bomb Saturday in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsame)

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Saturday morning, killing at least 79 people including many students, authorities said. It was the worst attack in Mogadishu since the devastating 2017 bombing that killed hundreds.