Mortar Attack in Somali Capital


At least five mortar shells have landed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu this morning as worshippers were performing their fajr prayers.  Up until the writing of this report, no one has taken responsibility for the attack however it is suspected that the group Shabaab may be responsible as they wage their war against government forces in the capital.  It is assumed that the shells were intended to hit the presidential palace.

At least 9 people have been injured in the attack and were brought to local hospitals.

Local residents are unhappy with these kinds of attacks as the crude missiles frequently go off course and land on shanty town like homes in the capital that offer little resistance to shrapnel.

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