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Watch in pics how Islamic militants attacked Somalian presidential palace, 11 killed

Mogadishu, Somalia: Nine al-Shabab militants wearing military fatigues and carrying guns and grenades died after attacking the presidential palace with two car bombs on Friday, in an assault the president called a "media spectacular" by
India TV News Desk February 22, 2014 12:33 IST
India TV News Desk
Mogadishu, Somalia: Nine al-Shabab militants wearing military fatigues and carrying guns and grenades died after attacking the presidential palace with two car bombs on Friday, in an assault the president called a "media spectacular" by a "dying animal."

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was unharmed, but two government officials were killed, the interior ministry said.

The attack underscores a worrying new trend in Mogadishu: That despite a period of relative calm following al-Shabab's ouster from Mogadishu in August 2011, militants have carried out a series of deadly assaults in recent weeks that have seen the city hit with mortar fire and pitched battles.