Eight dead in Somalia office attack

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Published: Tuesday 14th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Eight people have been killed in an attack on a government office complex in the Somali capital, according to police.

Police have secured the ministry of higher education offices in Mogadishu, according to a senior police officer.

The attackers stormed the ministry of higher education after a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle at the gate of the office complex, opening the way for gunmen to enter, said Captain Mohamed Hussein.

The assault on the walled compound, which also houses other government ministries, is the latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists of al-Shabab, who are maintaining a series of attacks in the capital on government targets and the African Union forces who are supporting the government.

Smoke could be seen rising over the compound.

Security forces rushed to the scene and ambulances ferried wounded victims to hospital.

Published: Tuesday 14th April 2015 by The News Editor

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