Mogadishu: At least seven people, including two attackers, were killed in a bombing and shooting attack by the Islamist al Shabaab group on Somalia’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters on Sunday, police said.
“We have confirmed seven dead including civilians and two militants,” Ali Mohamed, a police officer, told Reuters. He said police had killed two gunmen who stormed into the building in the capital after two car bombs exploded outside.
Al Shabaab Islamist militants said they were behind a bomb and gun attack on the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu on Sunday.
“A fighter rammed a suicide car bomb into CID then other armed fighters stormed inside. We are now fighting inside the CID building,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, told Reuters.