March 23, 2019 / 1:59 PM / a month ago

Gun fight between Somalia security forces and Al Shabaab ends, leaving 15 dead

A Somali soldier runs to hold position as al-Shabaab militia storms a government building in Mogadishu. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A gun battle between Somalia’s security forces and Islamist group Al Shabaab’s fighters in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday has ended, leaving 15 people dead, police said.

Fighting broke out at a building housing the country’s labour and works ministries after Al Shabaab militants detonated a car bomb.

Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Louise Heavens

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