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Somali forces watch a vehicle demolished by twin blast in Mogadishu on Saturday, July, 7, 208.

At least 9 killed in attack on Somalia's interior ministry

Sat, July 07, 2018 13:14

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 7, 2018 (News Wires) - A least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia's interior ministry and security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle inside, police said Saturday, as the al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility.

A number of people, mostly government workers, had been trapped in the ministry on what had been a normal business day. Witnesses said some staffers died or were injured while leaping from windows or walls in an effort to escape.

More than 10 people were wounded and the death toll could rise, Col. Ahmed Mohamed said.

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