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Somalia: at least 15 killed in Al-Qaeda attack

June 20, 2013

Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia said they attacked a United Nations compound in the capital, Mogadishu. At least 15 people died, according to the government.

Gunmen entered the UN Common Compound in the south of the city by foot after a truck packed with explosives blew up outside the gate, Nicholas Kay, the UN’s special representative for Somalia, said.

Explosions and gunfire rang out as staff gathered in a secure area, he said.At least four foreigners and seven of the attackers are among the dead and dozens more were wounded, National Security Minister Abdikarim Hussein Guled said. The UN is trying to verify reports of casualties.

SMH

And these are the people the US want to ‘negotiate’ with. Good luck with that.

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