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Somali Soldiers Foil Bomb Attack In Mogadishu

Posted: Jun 21, 2015 at 5:08 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Somali terror group, al-Shabab, has carried out a suicide bomb attack in the capital, Mogadishu.

A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a training centre for the national intelligence agency on Sunday morning, the BBC said.

Government officials confirmed that soldiers “foiled the attack” and at least three militants died.

The terrorists have vowed to intensify attacks during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Wednesday.

After the suicide bomb was detonated outside the training centre, gunmen reportedly stormed a civilian house that they had mistaken for the government facility.

Interior ministry spokesman, Mohamed Yusuf, said security forces successfully repulsed the attackers.

“They were trying to storm the premises but they were taken out before they reached their objective. There was no casualty on our side,” he told reporters.

Bodies of al-Shabab militants were shown to the media soon after the attack.

“There was a heavy explosion and in seconds heavy gunfire broke out. We could not go outside the house because of the shooting,” a local resident, Abdulahi Yare, told the AFP news agency.