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Gunmen Attack UN Compound in Mogadishu

Officials say militants have set off an explosion outside a United Nations compound in the Somali capital.

Police say the blast occurred Wednesday at a building close to the main U.N. compound near the airport in Mogadishu.

Officials say authorities are engaged in a heavy gun battle with several of the militants. There was no immediate word on casualties.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The Somali insurgent group Al-Shabab has claimed repeated attacks in recent days.

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