Gunfire and explosions rock Somalia capital as terror group launch huge attack

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Explosions have rocked Somalia’s capital Mogadishu with gunfire also reported as al Shabaab militants launched attacks on Wednesday.

The country’s internal security minister said police stations and security check points were targeted during the eruption of violence.

Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, which aims to topple the central government and impose its severe interpretation of Islamic law, carries out frequent attacks against the government, including attacking a minibus carrying election delegates last week.

“The terrorists attacked the suburbs of Mogadishu and targeted our police stations and check points,” Abdullahi Nor, the minister, wrote on Twitter.

“Our security defeated the enemy.”

There were no immediate details on casualties and police will provide more details on the attacks, the minister said.

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