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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mortars hit Somali presidential palace, one killed

(Medeshi)- A mortar attack on the Somali presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, has claimed the life of a security guard.

“At least four rounds of mortar shells struck the parking area and a guard was killed in the attack,” said Abdurrahman Mohamed, a Somali security official, on Thursday, Press TV reported.
Reports said the offensive targeted the residential area where the country’s president, prime minister and parliament speaker live.
“Shrapnel destroyed the windows of several cars in the parking area, and I saw one person who was lightly injured,” Mohamud Hassan, a witness, stated.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the incident, but the Somali government blames attacks of that type on al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group.
MG/Irib World services