Somalia

Al-Shabab Militants Attack Police Station in Central Somalia

According to officials, all of the attackers as well as some police officers and civilians were killed

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Militants in central Somalia have attacked a police station, leaving 16 people dead.

Witnesses said a car bomb exploded Tuesday outside the entrance to the station in Beletweyne, and then a group of four armed gunmen stormed the building.

Officials said all of the attackers as well as several police officers and civilians were killed.

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility, saying it had killed both Somali and Djiboutian nationals.