Suicide bombers attack UN office in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, June 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Militants on Wednesday launched suicide bomb attacks on the office of United Nations Development Programe (UNDP) in Mogadishu where guards exchanged fire with the gunmen in and around the compound, police and witnesses said.

"The fighting with the gunmen and suicide bombers is ongoing. We have eliminated some of the attackers but the fighting is now going on," Ahmed Gaal, a police officer told Xinhua.

There are no reports of casualties on staff at the UN office.

The area around UNDP office which locates at the main road that leads to the Mogadishu international airport, remains sealed by Somali government forces. (Xinhua-ANI)


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