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Somali rebel mortars kill civilians

19 March 2012, 17:41

At least five people were killed when a salvo of mortars targeting Somalia's presidential palace missed and landed on a nearby refugee camp overnight, residents and the African Union's peacekeeping force said on Monday.

Somalia's Al Qaeda-aligned Al Shabaab rebel group said they fired more than a dozen mortars at the heavily fortified presidential compound, their second attempt to strike at the heart of the embattled Government in less than a week.

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