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Shabab militants storm Somalia presidential compound
Shabab militants storm Somalia presidential compound

Al Qaeda-linked militants attacked the Somali presidential compound in Mogadishu on Tuesday, forcing their way inside, but President Hassan Sheik Mohamud was not there at the time. The Shabab fighters detonated a car bomb near the entrance to the compound and gunmen then moved inside, security officials told news agencies. The car bomb was believed to be a suicide attack. Mohamud was away, meeting with the United Nations' special envoy to Somalia, Nicholas Kay. Later, the president appeared on TV, saying he wasn't frightened, nor had he fled. It was the second attack on the compound, known as Villa Somalia, this year. In this case, the militants managed to get inside the compound,...

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