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Somali Presidential Compound Attacked by Al Qaeda Group

February 21st, 2014 · 10:17 pm @   -  No Comments
Date of Occurrence: February 21, 2014
Location: Mogadishu, Somali
Event: Car Bombings and Gun Fight
Fatalities: 17
Injuries/Displaced: unknown

A coordinated attack carried out by an al Qaeda-linked group attacked the Somali Presidential compound today.  Nine heavily armed al-Shabab militants used two car bombs, grenades, and guns to attack the compound. A heavy firefight ensued and all  nine militants were killed.  President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was unharmed during the attack.  Eight others died at the compound as a result of the attack.

Sources:

Voice of America

The World Post

Los Angeles Times