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Militants Attack Somali Presidential Palace

Al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia launched a major attack Friday on the presidential palace in Mogadishu, killing an unknown number of people, including a senior official.  But the country's president escaped unharmed. Witnesses say the attackers stormed the gates of the presidential palace, known as Villa Somalia, around the time of Friday prayers and tried to force their way inside the compound. Security officials say the assailants wore military uniforms to gain...

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