Witnesses said Shebab militants, the Al-Qaeda-linked group fighting to overthrow Somalia’s internationally-backed but fragile government, stormed into the complex while MPs were meeting inside.
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The attack is the latest in a string of bombings in the city attributed to Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, who are battling to overthrow the war-torn country’s internationally-backed but fragile government.
Al-Qaedal-linked Shebab rebels immediately claimed responsibility for huge blast at the perimeter of the central Mogadishu complex
Five Tanzanians have also been arrested following the Sunday attack on a packed church in the northern city of Arusha that killed three people.
About 11 people were killed Sunday in Mogadishu when a suicide attacker from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents rammed a car laden with explosives into a convoy carrying four Qatari officials
The Shebab have displayed the body of an alleged French commander in photographs. One depicts him dressed in a black button-up shirt and khaki trousers, lying face up on an orange surface next to presumably his combat gear. A small crucifix was seen around his neck.