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Somalia parliament buildings attacked

Saturday, May, 24, 2014

Armed group al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack in Mogadishu that has killed at least four people.

A series of bombs have exploded outside the Somali parliament in Mogadishu killing at least four people, police and Reuters witnesses say.

An al-Shabab spokesman claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack in the Somali capital.

"The so-called Somali parliament is a military zone. Our fighters are there to carry out a holy operation. We shall issue a comprehensive report after the conclusion of the operation," the group's military spokesman, Abdulaziz Abu Musab, told AFP.

Abdikarim Hussein, a journalist in Mogadishu, told Al Jazeera the attack took place while parliament was in session.

"The fighting has been going on for the past hour," Hussein said.

It was not immediately clear if the attackers had managed to penetrate the parliament complex.

Source: Aljazeera and Agencies


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