Shabaab fighters in suicide attack on Somalia’s presidential palace

PHOTO | MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB A Somali soldier walks past the debris after an attack in front of the presidential palace in Mogadishu on February 21, 2014. At least 14 people were killed during the incident.

What you need to know:

  • Former deputy intelligence chief was one of the victims
  • A huge car bomb exploded at the perimeter of the central Mogadishu complex, and a group of at least nine suicide attackers breached the Villa Somalia compound, one of the best-defended locations in the war-torn country. Shabaab rebels immediately claimed responsibility.

MOGADISHU

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