2 global cities show solidarity with Mogadishu after its deadliest attack in decades which left 500 casualties

On Saturday, a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of Somalia's capital Mogadishu leaving scores dead and hundreds of others injured.

On Saturday, a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of Somalia's capital Mogadishu leaving scores dead and hundreds of others injured.

Despite not claiming responsibility, Al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab group is thought to be behind the attack.

As the country tries to come to terms with the deadliest attack in decades, two global cities in their own different ways have decided Somalia will not grieve alone.

The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris announced that it will turn off its light on midnight of Monday to pay tribute to victims of the attack.

Canada’s capital Toronto sign also lit in colours of Somalia flag in solidarity with the victims of Saturday’s attack.

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau also tweeted a solidarity message to Somalia and empathized with the Somali community in Canada.

Somalis on the other hand are wearing red headbands as a sign of anger at Saturday’s attack.

There has been criticism at the international community whom has largely remained quiet since the deadly attack.

Meanwhile, funerals for the victims of the attack have begun even as the death toll is expected to rise.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Sunday declared three days of national mourning following the attack.

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