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Somali President 'Safe' After al-Shabab Attack on Palace

Somali officials say the country's president and prime minister are safe following an attack by militant group al-Shabab on the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Witnesses reported explosions and heavy gunfire in and around the palace compound late Tuesday afternoon as several gunmen stormed the gates and tried to force their way inside. The witnesses also say the gunbattle died down by early evening. In a series of Twitter messages, the president's office said the attack on...

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