At least five dead in Somali government building attack: police

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MOGADISHU  – At least five people, including one African Union , were killed when Somali al Shabaab Islamist militants bombed and then stormed into a government building Mogadishu, a police officer said.

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“So far we confirmed five dead people including, one AU soldier, one government soldier and three civilians,” Colonel Hussein Ibrahim, a police officer, told Reuters, adding that 10 were injured. He said at least militants were killed.

He said the building had been secured after gunmen stormed inside.