Militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Monday’s mortar attack on Somalia’s Parliament.
While the joint parliamentary session was in progress, a single mortar shell landed at the entrance of parliamentary building exploding and injuring many people including security guards and civilian officials, officials and eyewitnesses said.
None of the MPs and Senators was injured.
The United Nations Mission (UNSOM) in Somalia had condemned the attack in a statement.
“The UN stands firm with Somalis in their efforts to complete the electoral process and progress on national priorities,” it said.