April 27th, 2010
03:38 PM ET

7 killed, 41 wounded in fighting in Somali capital

A suicide bombing and ensuing gunbattle killed seven people and wounded 41 others Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, an emergency official said.

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at an African Union base, said Ali Muse, the head of the local ambulance service. The bombing was followed by a gunbattle and shelling, he said.

Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was in retaliation for the killings of al Qaeda in Iraq leaders earlier this month.

- Journalist Abdurrahman Hussien contributed to this report.

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  1. ghost

    why cant people just get along? man it really gets me mad that people think hey if we kill them first they wont kill us well news flash every one has allies of a sort

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