7 killed in attack on Somalia's central investigation department headquarters

This is the second attack in a week, after a suicide bombing on July 26th near the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Mogadishu. Photograph:( AFP )

Reuters Mogadishu, Somalia Jul 31, 2016, 09.02 AM (IST)
At least seven people, including two attackers, were killed in a bombing and shooting attack by the Islamist al Shabaab group on Somalia's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters today, police said.

"We have confirmed seven dead, including civilians and two militants," Ali Mohamed, a police officer, told Reuters.

He said police had killed two gunmen who stormed into the building in the capital after two car bombs exploded outside.