A gunfight between Somali security forces and terrorist group al-Shabab erupted inside the main prison in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, police, and witnesses said.
“There is an exchange of gunfire inside the prison, militants from the terrorist group are fighting with the special forces,” a police officer who declined to be named.
“I can hear the gunfire from inside the central cell block. I am in a separate room and I do not know what is happening,” Mohammed Nur, an inmate at the prison, told Reuters
He said he could see a soldier, who seemed to be wounded, lying prostrate on the grounds of the prison.
A senior police officer, who did not want to be named, confirmed the incident without giving any details.