31 Jul '16, 9pm

Shabaab strikes police department headquarters in Mogadishu

Earlier today, Shabaab launched a large-scale suicide assault on Somalia’s Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) headquarters in Mogadishu. The attack, which is the second of its kind in Somalia’s capital in the past week, left at least 6 people dead and several others wounded. According to reports, Shabaab began the operation by detonating two suicide car bomb near the perimeter of the headquarters. Following the car bombings, a small assault team was able to breach the perimeter and enter the complex. Five civilians and one police officer were killed in the assault, while the four Shabaab fighters who entered the CID headquarters were killed, according to Al Jazeera . The number of casualties released by Shabaab’s Shahada News largely matches the numbers given by Al Jazeera. The suicide raid, or coordinated attack using one or more suicide bombers and sometimes a fol...

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