Al Qaeda-linked militants attack Somali presidential compound

By Reuters | Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:15 PM

* President unharmed in attack

* Somali Islamists claim responsibility

* Attack is one of several in recent weeks (Adds more details of attack)

By Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked militants al Shabaab attacked the Somali presidential palace compound on Friday, blasting through a gate with a car bomb and engaging in a fierce gun battle with African peacekeepers, ...

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