Militants attack Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu

SomaliaMilitantsA(CNN) — Militants attacked Somalia’s presidential palace on Friday, security sources and eyewitnesses said.

An explosion at the gate was followed by an exchange of gunfire between the fighters and security guards, said police officer Abdi Mohamed.

A U.N. representative said in a post on Twitter that the President told him by phone that he was unharmed.

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