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Community mourns after Lewiston man's brother killed in Somalia

The Somali community put together a gathering of support at the Canal Street alley entrance. (WGME)

LEWISTON (WGME) – The number of deaths continues to rise from a massive bombing in Somalia.

A Lewiston man's brother is among the 358 who were killed.

Friday, the community came together to mourn with all of those impacted by the attack.

It was the worst-ever attack in Somalia’s history, and even right now dozens are missing from Somalia’s capital after Saturday’s blast.

Intelligence officials say al-Shabaab is being blamed for the attack, but the burden of grief is being carried across the world.

Including in Lewiston, where the Somali community put together a gathering of support at the Canal Street alley entrance.

In particular, many were mourning the loss of one Lewiston man's brother, who was killed in that explosion.

Word spread to city leaders, who joined those in the Somali community in saying unity is the only option.

It was a short gathering Friday so everyone could return to work.

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