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Al-Shabab Attacks Somali Presidential Palace

Islamist militants have attacked Somalia's presidential palace, their second major attack on the compound this year. A spokeman for the prime minister told VOA's Somali Service that all top Somali officials, including President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and the speaker of parliament, are safe. The spokesman, Radwan Haji Abdiweli, says the gunmen tried to force their way inside the compound but were pushed back. Other sources tell VOA that...

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