Somali security forces have ended a siege by militants al-Shabaab that left 10 dead and three wounded at a private house in the capital Mogadishu.
The Ministry of Information said late Tuesday that fighters linked to Al Qaeda had carried out an unusual suicide attack on a private home. Al-Shabaab often targets hotels and government buildings.
Al-Shabaab claimed that the homes of senior army officials included members of the Makwisley militia who were wounded in an offensive against militants that began last year. Al-Shabaab’s statement was delivered by Andalus, the radio arm of the group.
The offensive recaptured dozens of communities in central Somalia from al-Shabaab, prompting militants to mount retaliatory attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere.
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