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Somalia: At least 9 killed in attack on security facility

  • Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of a car used in a suicide car bomb attack outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 31, 2016. Two suicide bombers detonated an explosives-laden car outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, killing 9 people, including two bombers, and others were injured, a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of a car used in a suicide car bomb attack outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 31, 2016. Two suicide bombers detonated an explosives-laden car outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, killing 9 people, including two bombers, and others were injured, a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of a car used in a suicide car bomb attack outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 31, 2016. Two suicide bombers detonated an explosives-laden car outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, killing 9 people, including two bombers, and others were injured a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of a car used in a suicide car bomb attack outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 31, 2016. Two suicide bombers detonated an explosives-laden car outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, killing 9 people, including two bombers, and others were injured a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Somalis carry a wounded to an ambulance, who was injured in a suicide car bomb attack outside The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 31, 2016. Two suicide bombers detonated an explosives-laden car outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, killing 9 people, including two bombers, and others were injured, a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somalis carry a wounded to an ambulance, who was injured in a suicide car bomb attack outside The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 31, 2016. Two suicide bombers detonated an explosives-laden car outside the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Mogadishu, killing 9 people, including two bombers, and others were injured, a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

A police official says an attack on a security facility in the Somali capital has left at least nine people dead, including four attackers.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said suspected militants from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab carried out the attack Sunday on the Central Investigations Department in Mogadishu.

He said the assault started with twin suicide car bombings at the gates of the security facility. After that, at least two gunmen on foot fought their way inside.

Ali Hassan, a police officer at the Central Investigations Department, said that security forces foiled the assault and shot dead the gunmen who tried to storm the heavily fortified security facility.