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Somalia: At least 9 killed in attack on security facility

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Mogadishu: A police official says an attack on a security facility in the Somali capital has left at least nine people dead, including four attackers.

Capt Mohamed Hussein said suspected militants from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab carried out the attack today on the Central Investigations Department in Mogadishu.

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He said the assault started with twin suicide car bombings at the gates of the security facility. After that, at least two gunmen on foot fought their way inside.

Ali Hassan, a police officer at the Central Investigations Department, said that security forces foiled the assault and shot dead the gunmen who tried to storm the heavily fortified security facility.