ON THE ATTACK: Gunmen Storm Somalia’s Education Ministry, At Least 8 Dead

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Sounds like the Islamic State or their friends.

Mogadishu, Somalia – Gunmen stormed Somalia’s Education Ministry building in the country’s capital Tuesday, sparking a gun battle with security forces that left at least eight people dead, police said.

The Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab is responsible for the attack in the center of Mogadishu, group spokesman Abu Musab said.

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The battle began after a car bomb exploded at the building’s main gate. A plume of black smoke rose from the area early Tuesday afternoon.

Security guards at the building, and, later, Somali special forces battled the gunmen inside, witnesses said.

By 2 p.m., special forces had ended the attack, city police Capt. Mohamud Abdi said. Besides the eight dead, at least 10 other people were injured, said Ali Hassan, a man who was helped from the building.

Read more: CNN


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