Somali officials say the death toll from an attack by Al-Shabab on the headquarters of a local administration in Baidoa town has risen to 10 with more than six others were wounded.
Suspected al-Shabab fighters launched a complex attack targeting the headquarters of a local administration in south-western Somalia.
Gunmen with explosives strapped on their waists stormed the headquarters of southwestern state, a regional administration based in Baidoa.
Security sources told HOL that the assailants who started their attacks with a suicide bombing managed to infiltrate the heavily fortified headquarters of the administration, engaging with guards
guarding the centre.
Al-Shabab claimed the responsibility for the attack which also targeted the United Nations compound and the nearby airport.
Ethiopian troops who are parts of the AU forces are protecting the town which is the regional capital for the administration led by the former parliament speaker of Somalia Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden.