Death toll rises to 35 in Somalia court attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A government official in Somalia says the death toll from al-Shabab’s attack on Mogadishu’s Supreme Court complex has risen to 35.

A Somali parliamentarian who heads a security committee says the toll from the attacks on the court complex and a separate car bomb could rise even further because of the number of seriously wounded. Dozens were hurt in the attacks.

Al-Shabab once controlled almost all of Mogadishu. The armed Islamic militants were pushed out of the city in 2011 but continue to carry out attacks.

The government said Sunday that nine militants stormed the court complex, setting off bombs and firing a barrage of bullets. It said all nine died in the attack. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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