Suspected Islamists attack Somali ministry, gunmen storm in

April 14, 2015 10:10 AM

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked the Higher Education Ministry building in the Somali capital on Tuesday, setting off two big blasts before gunmen stormed inside and battled with the security forces, police and witnesses said.

There was no immediate comment from the Islamist group al Shabaab, but it has frequently launched such raids in Mogadishu in the past in its bid to topple the Western-backed government and impose its strict interpretation of Islamic law.

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