Somalia – Al Shabab attack on parliament

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Somalia parliament attacked by al-Shabab in Mogadishu

Al-Shabab were pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 but are still able to mount attacks in the Somali capital

Islamist militants from the al-Shabab movement have attacked the Somali parliament in Mogadishu, leaving several people dead.

Explosions and gunfire were heard and witnesses reported seeing bodies.

Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, once controlled large areas of Somalia but was pushed out of major cities in 2011 and 2012.

However, it is still able to mount complex attacks. It has frequently targeted the UN-backed parliament.

A car bomb outside the gates of parliament exploded shortly before midday local time (09:00 GMT), followed by more blasts and bursts of gunfire.

“The lawmakers and the other workers were rescued as soon as the car bomb exploded. But the terrorists are still firing from inside a mosque nearby,” the Reuters news agency quoted a police…

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