At least 15 people have been killed in attack by Al-Shabaab Islamist militants on a government complex in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The victims
At least 15 people have been killed in attack by Al-Shabaab Islamist militants on a government complex in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
The victims include soldiers and civilians.
A car loaded with explosives was driven into the wall of the compound before gunmen stormed the building.
The premises housed the Ministry of Higher Education.
Al Shabaab opposes the UN-backed government and last month attacked a Univeristy Campus neighbouring Kenya, whose troops are part of the African Union force in Somalia. At least 143 people were killed.
In response Kenya has now given the UN three months to close down a camp at Dadaab that hosts around 600,000 Somali refugees.
Kenya has accused militants of hiding in the camp and wants it moved across the border into Somalia.
Such is the level of fear in some parts of Kenya that students jumped from windows at this college in Nairobi after a power transformer exploded two days ago, triggering fears of another attack and causing a stampede.
One student was killed and more than a hundred injured in the incident.