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Somalia's parliament stormed by Al Shabaab

At least four people have been killed in Somalia after the armed group, Al Shabaab, stormed the parliamentary building with guns and bombs, reports Reuters.

Driving a car bomb into the entrance, the group launched a suicide bomb within the parliamentary building. According the news agency a gun battle ensued, with witnesses reporting 4 dead bodies at the scene.

The parliament building is heavily guarded by peacekeepers from the African Union and local security forces.

"We are behind the suicide bombing, explosions and the fighting inside the so-called Somali parliament house, and still heavy fighting is going on inside," a spokesperson from Al Shabaab said.

Last year Al Shabaab killed 67 people in Kenya during an attack at a shopping centre.

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