20 Jun 2013

15 killed by al-Shabab at UN office in Mogadishu

6:00 am on 20 June 2013

At least 15 people, including four foreigners, were killed in a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Wednesday.

Witnesses said a battle inside the office lasted for more than an hour.

A cameraman outside the UN Development Programme office told the BBC a suicide bomber blew up a car at its entrance and he saw four gunmen enter.

The al-Shabab group said it was behind the attack.

Police said pro-government forces had since secured the compound.

Two of the dead worked for Denel, the South African state weapons firm.