Witnesses in Somalia say that gunmen stormed the capital’s main court complex, firing guns and detonating two blasts.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Yusuf Abdi, who was near the court when the attack happened
Sunday morning, said that armed men forced their way inside and
immediately set off an explosion.
A government spokesman, Mohamed Yusuf, confirmed the attack and said
security forces had responded and were battling the militants.
Associated Press reporter at the scene reported hearing a second
explosion and said gunmen were on top of a court building, firing their
No casualty toll was immediately available because the fighting was ongoing.
militant attacks in Mogadishu are blamed on fighters for al-Shabab, the
al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist rebel group in Somalia.