The militants carried out a multi-pronged, complex attack against the country’s parliament building involving a car bomb, suicide bomber and gunmen on foot.
«The so-called Somali parliament is a military zone. Our fighters are there to carry out a holy operation. We shall issue a comprehensive report after the conclusion of the operation,» the group’s military spokesman, Abdulaziz Abu Musab, told AFP.
At least seven people were killed, including six attackers and one soldier who tried to stopped a suicide bomber from entering the building, said police Capt. Mohamed Hussein.
Gunfire was heard after the blasts inside the parliament compound, a Reuters witness said. He saw four bodies at the site.