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Four killed as extremists attack Somalia police headquarters

A suicide car bomber has struck the entrance of Somalia's traffic police headquarters in the capital, killing four people and injuring nine others.

Two police officers were among the dead and two armed extremists who tried to storm the traffic police premises in Mogadishu's Abdiaziz district were also shot dead, said Captain Mohamed Hassan.

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the attack, which shattered a period of calm in the seaside city.

Despite being pushed out of Somalia's major cities and towns, al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida, continues to carry out deadly attacks across the country.


From Belfast Telegraph