ree separate scenes of chaos in Somalia's capital after a coordinated attack across the city on Saturday. A suicide car bomb was detonated near the presidential palace in central Mogadishu. Moments later, a second blast outside a police station. Gunmen then stormed this government building, home to the security and interior ministries.
The al-Shabaab Islamist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, and said its fighters remain inside the building. At least five people have been killed and dozens more injured. Emergency service workers telling Reuters those numbers are likely to rise. The Eastern African state has been gripped by violence and lawlessness since the early 90s.
Al-Shabaab frequently carry out bombings in an effort to topple the Western-backed government.