Al-Shabaab Prisoners Carry Out Massive Attack in Mogadishu

Additional information is emerging from an attack and shooting inside the central prison in Mogadishu, which was carried out by some of the inmates.

Security sources said inmates seized weapons and then carried out an attack, fighting with prison guards.

The detainees are believed to be members of al-Shabaab in the central jail. It is not yet clear how many prisoners were involved in the attack on the prison guards. Security forces are still conducting operations in the jail.

Residents in Hamar Jajab and Hamar Weyne districts reported hearing gunshots during the clashes inside the Central Prison.

No casualties have been reported so far in the exchange of gunfire, but there are reports of casualties.