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AU troops evacuate Somali lawmakers from Parliament after attack

Hiiraan Online
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mogadishu, Somalia (HOL) - Contingents of African Union Peacekeepers and Somali government troops are evacuating Somali lawmakers from the parliament in the city centre after Al Shabab militants attacked the parliament on Saturday as PMs Gather for a meeting.

Several explosions rocked the whole area. It is not yet known if there were any casualties on parliament members or any other government official, but initial reports say that at least four militants have been killed.

The militants exchanged fires with government forces.

Somali troops and AMISOM forces have been seen climbing on the parliament building to shoot suspected militants from there.

Al Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack on Somali parliament, while the federal government was not yet available for comment.

HOL English News Desk


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