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At least eleven dead after Al Shabaab attack on Somalia's parliament

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At least eleven dead after Al Shabaab attack on Somalia's parliament

At least eleven dead after Al Shabaab attack on Somalia's parliament
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Al Shabaab suicide bombers have attacked Somalia’s parliament, killing at least 11 people.

Police said a car bomb exploded at the gate outside the parliament building in Mogadishu and was followed by a suicide bomb explosion.

The militants then stormed the front of the parliament building, with security forces firing back. The attackers then continued firing from a nearby mosque.

Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, once controlled large areas of Somalia but was pushed out of major cities two years ago. It has since waged a substantial guerilla campaign.