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President’s palace in Mogadishu attacked

Government troops battled unidentified gunmen who attacked the Somali president’s palace in central Mogadishu Friday night, spreading panic around the capital. A government spokesman said no one inside the presidential compound was injured in the attack. The attackers fired three mortars into the presidential compound and then engaged guards in a 30-minute fire fight, residents living nearby said. Ethiopian and government troops riding tanks and heavily armed trucks rolled out of the compound and immediately sealed off the area. There were no initial reports of casualties outside the compound. Full Story

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