Seven killed in Mogadishu AU base suicide attack

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Suicide bombers have killed at least seven people in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, as they attempted to force their way into the African Union’s main peacekeeping base.

Islamist terror group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it killed more than 12 people.

The militants used two suicide bombs, with the first detonating  a car bomb just outside the main gate while a second attacker tried to force his way into the base.

The African Union’s AMISOM force said on Twitter it condemned the “senseless attacks that aim to disrupt and cripple the lives of ordinary Somalis”. There was no immediate comment from the United Nations.

People arriving on international flights said the blasts shattered windows in the airport buildings.

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