Al-Shabaab Attack Government Building in Mogadishu

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Somali security forces kill seven al-Shabaab militants after they attacked the Ministry of Higher Education in Mogadishu. A car laden with explosives rammed the wall surrounding the compound and exploded, after which gunmen stormed the building, killing eight bystanders and two officials.

The video includes scenes outside the ministry as authorities enter a gun battle with militants inside, as well as images of the aftermath of the explosion that started the attack.


  1. soundbite (Somali)
    Mohamed Yusuf, Spokesperson of the ministry of internal security: "The civilian casualties include eight people who were in the road. Two security officials, one for National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) and another officer from the Somali Police Forces are among the dead. We ask God to give them his mercy. The workers from the ministry are now safe, and only one employee is wounded.