Last night at 1am local time Al-Shabaab launched a multi-pronged attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. One of their targets included the neighborhood of Daresalaam. One police station in Kahda was virtually leveled in the attack.
Some civilians were affected by the attacks as the police stations and security checkpoints in Somalia are in the heart of civilian neighborhoods dotted by homes that are poorly built with tin roofs.
The explosions which rocked the neighborhoods destroyed the shantytown homes. 5 were killed and 16 injured in the attacks, however the death toll is sure to rise as new bodies are discovered.