MOGADISHU, Somalia — Militants in Mogadishu on Saturday carried out a multi-pronged, complex attack against the country's parliament building involving a car bomb, suicide bomber and gunmen on foot, police said.
Frightened members of parliament blamed the military for failing to prevent the attack, but other politicians praised the army for limiting the attack's damages.
At least seven people were killed, including six attackers and one soldier who tried to stopped a suicide bomber from entering the building, said police Capt. Mohamed Hussein.
Other officials later indicated that more people died in the assault but gave no figures.
Many members of parliament were inside the building as the attack unfolded, and they made a mad scramble to flee. Two were wounded by gunfire, said legislator Mohamed Ali.