At least 10 people have been confirmed to have died following an attack in Somali’s capital, Mogadishu.
The authorities say they have ended the siege at a building which was attacked by fighters from the al-Shabab Islamist group.
Heavily armed fighters from the group stormed a building occupied by pro-government militia on Tuesday night and killed several people.
It took hours for the authorities to end the siege in the AbdiAziz district. Heavy gunfire and explosions could be heard late into the night.
Security forces say they killed four members of al-Shabab, which had said it was behind the attack.
The group has lost a huge amount of territory in recent months following an offensive by Somalia’s military backed by African Union and US forces, and clan militia.
But attacks like this in the heart of the capital show they remain a deadly threat to the federal government.