Mogadishu, A suicide bomber has attacked a

government office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing a nearby

school to collapse, police said.

The car bomb in Howlwadag district killed three soldiers and

injured 14 people, including six children, local officials said.

The blast also damaged nearby houses and blew the roof off a

mosque.

The militant group al-Shabab, which has waged an insurgency

for more than 10 years, said it carried out the attack, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency