At least 8 dead after gunmen attack Somalian government building

April 14, 2015 4:04 PM

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Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)Gunmen stormed the headquarters of Somalia's higher education ministry in the country's capital Tuesday, sparking a gunbattle with security forces that left at least eight people dead and 10 others injured, police said.

The Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab is responsible for the attack in the center of Mogadishu, group spokesman Abu Musab said.

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