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At Least 13 Killed in Somalia Car Bombing 


Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of a car used in a suicide car bomb attack outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, Somalia, July 31, 2016.

At least 13 people have been killed, including seven attackers, in an assault on a Somali police compound in Mogadishu Sunday.

Somali internal security Minister Abdirizak Omar Mohamed told VOA Somali that the target was the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters.

“Two suicide bombers speed toward the main gate of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters, one exploded at the front gate and the other one in the middle of the road and then five heavily armed militants tried to enter the building, three of them were killed outside and two as they passed the main gate.” Omar said.

Omar siad at least 10 people were wounded.

Abdikamil Mo'alin Shukri, who is the spokesman of the internal security ministry of Somalia said the 13 killed included: seven attackers, a government soldier, and five civilians.

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.