The death toll has risen to 276, with more than 300 people wounded, after a truck bombing in Somalia.┬áSomalia’s government has blamed the Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab extremist group for the attack it called a “national disaster.” However, al-Shabab, which often targets high-profile areas of the capital with bombings, had yet to comment. This was the largest bombing that al-Shabab has ever performed in Mogadishu. The U.S. has 400 troops in this area that were not hurt during the attack. I believe that the Somalia government needs to give the U.S. forces more autonomy in highly populated towns like where this attacked occurred. By doing that they would be able to run anti-terror operations in areas that these extremists primarily shelter their forces and train. Keeping the terror group constantly moving because of these house raids would inevitably scare the al-Shabab forces into leaving the highly populated areas. Or even better, they would decease the amounts of attacks that they take part in annually.