Somali deputy minister among eight killed in Mogadishu suicide explosion
MOGADISHU – At least eight people have been killed and 15 others were also injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack on Ministry of Labor headquarters in Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The attack started on Saturday with a car laden with explosives that detonated at the entrance of the complex in the capital, leaving eight people dead, a witness said.
He says gunmen had stormed into the building, starting randomly shooting.
A Somali Deputy Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla was reportedly among those who were killed in the attack.
The attack was claimed by Al Shabaab. The group says it has been responsible for Saturday’s attack.
The al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab, which wants to topple the weak-westeren backed government of Somalia has been fighting more than ten years in Somalia.