The Boston Marathon bombing does not even rank as the deadliest terrorist attack in the world this week. To put this in perspective:
On Sunday, at least 29 people were killed in a pair of bombings in Somalia. The attack targeted the Supreme Court building in Mogadishu, killing a number of lawyers and other court officials. Another simultanous bombing stuck near the airport. Al Shebab claimed responsibility. This bombing shattered a period of relative calm and security in Mogadishu, which is just starting to recover from a long period of intense fighting with Al Shebab, which had been largely defeated.
Monday: Boston Marathon Bombing: 3 killed, 140 injured.
Today: At least 50 people were killed in dozens of coordinated attacks across Iraq, in advance of elections next week. “Officials said more than 30 bombings and a shooting hit 12 different areas of Iraq, leaving 50 people dead and making Monday the country’s deadliest day since March 19.”
In Pakistan, at least 9 people were killed and nearly 50 injured in a suicide bombing at a political rally. This was the fourth deadly attack on politicians and political rallies in Pakistan over the past three days. There will be elections next month.