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Somalie : plus de 130 morts dans l’un des attentats les plus meurtriers du pays

Deux véhicules piégés ont explosé à Mogadiscio. Un bilan provisoire fait état de plus de plus d’une centaine de morts et de 200 à 300 blessés.
Le Monde.fr avec AFP, AP et Reuters Le 15.10.2017 à 15h06 • Mis à jour le 15.10.2017 à 19h20

Le bilan de l’explosion de deux véhicules piégés à Mogadiscio, samedi 14 octobre, s’est considérablement alourdi et s’établit désormais à plus d’une centaine de morts, avec un décompte encore provisoire. Un responsable de la police , cité par l’AFP, fait état d’au moins 137 morts, « la plupart brûlés au point de ne pas être reconnaissables » et de plus de 300 blessés, parfois grièvement. L’agence AP, qui a effectué son propre décompte à partir de sources policières et hospitalières, évoque 189 morts et plus de 200 blessés.

Le président somalien, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, surnommé Farmajo, qui a rencontré dimanche les blessés à l’hôpital Erdogan, a décrété un deuil national de trois jours, après cet attentat considéré par les Somaliens comme le pire de l’histoire de leur pays.

Plusieurs bâtiments alentours endommagés

Un camion a explosé samedi devant le carrefour K5, un secteur très fréquenté de la capitale qui abrite bâtiments officiels, hôtels et restaurants. Le véhicule était garé devant l’hôtel Safari, un établissement populaire, qui n’hébergeait pas de responsables officiels. La déflagration a fortement endommagé plusieurs édifices et mis le feu à des dizaines de véhicules. De nombreux morts ont été retrouvés après des recherches dans les décombres. Deux heures plus tard environ, un second véhicule a explosé dans le quartier de Medina.

Le ministère qatarien des affaires étrangères a déclaré que sa mission à Mogadiscio avait été gravement endommagée par l’explosion, et son chargé d’affaires blessé. Selon l’Union nationale des journalistes somaliens, un caméraman pigiste, Ali Nur Siyaad, a été tué dans l’explosion, et quatre autres journalistes ont été blessés.

Pas de revendication, mais l’ombre des Chabab

Ce double attentat n’a pas été revendiqué mais le président somalien l’a attribué aux Chabab, qui multiplient ce genre d’attaques depuis des mois à Mogadiscio. En juin, 31 personnes avaient été tuées devant des restaurants de la capitale.

Les djihadistes, qui ont été contraints de se retirer de Mogadiscio en 2011, cherchent depuis dix ans à renverser le gouvernement soutenu par les pays occidentaux et à imposer en Somalie une version stricte de l’islam . Ils contrôlent de vastes zones rurales d’où ils mènent des opérations de guérilla et des attentats-suicides, souvent dans la capitale, et contre des bases militaires, somaliennes ou étrangères. L’attentat de samedi a eu lieu un jour après l’annonce de la démission, sans explications, du ministre de la défense et du chef de l’armée .

Soutien de Paris , Londres et l’Union africaine

La France et le Royaume-Uni ont envoyé des messages de soutien diplomatique à la Somalie après le double attentat meurtrier de Mogadiscio. L’Union africaine a aussi « réaffirmé son engagement à poursuivre son soutien notamment à travers sa mission militaire en Somalie » : une force de 22 000 hommes soutiennent le gouvernement central contre les islamistes chabab.

La Turquie , donateur et investisseur important en Somalie, a envoyé un avion ambulance militaire pour apporter de l’aide médicale et prendre en charge des blessés de l’attentat.

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People wear red headbands as a sign of anger as they protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

2. SOMALIA-BOMBING-CONFLICT-PROTEST
People chant slogans as they protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

3. SOMALIA-BOMBING-CONFLICT-PROTEST
People protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

4. SOMALIA-BOMBING-CONFLICT-PROTEST
People protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

5. SOMALIA-BOMBING-CONFLICT-PROTEST
People wear red headbands as a sign of anger as they protest against the deadly bomb attack in Mogadishu on October 15, 2017, after a truck bomb exploded outside of the Safari Hotel on a busy road junction, levelling buildings and leaving many vehicles in flames. The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said today, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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A picture taken on October 15, 2017 shows a general view of the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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A man and woman look at the damages on the site of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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Two men carry the body of a victim following the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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Somali soldiers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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A Somali soldier stands on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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Somali security officers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

12. SOMALIA-BOMBING-CONFLICT
Somali soldiers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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A Somali soldier patrols on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

14. SOMALIA-BOMBING-CONFLICT
Somali soldiers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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People pull in a wheelchair a woman injured in the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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People hold a blanket as they carry in a stretcher a man injured in the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

17. SOMALIA-BOMBING-CONFLICT
Somali men carry the body of a victim who died in the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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Somali men carry the body of a victim who died in the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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Men and Somalian soldiers arrive on the site to rescue victims of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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A Somali man reacts next to a dead body on the site where a car bomb exploded at the center of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. More than 20 people were killed when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, a police official said.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

21. SOMALIA-BOMBINGS-CONFLICT
Men and Somalian soldiers rescue victims on the site of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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a woman sits by the body of a victim at the site of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

23. SOMALIA-BOMBINGS-CONFLICT
Men and Somalian soldiers arrive on the site to rescue victims of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

24. SOMALIA-BOMBINGS-CONFLICT
A woman walks by wreckages of vehicles following the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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A picture taken on October 14, 2017 shows wreckages of vehicles following the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

26. SOMALIA-BOMBINGS-CONFLICT
Men and Somalian soldiers arrive on the site to rescue victims of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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Men carry a stretcher as they rescue a victim on the site of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP

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Two men carry the body of a victim following the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017 causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP