The Somali Jihad Is Not Over Update: “Somalian Islamists attack president,” from the Telegraph, with thanks to DFS:
Fears grew of a resurgence of the Islamist movement in Somalia last night after rebels hammered the president’s residence with mortar fire before attacking his Ethiopian guards.
A government source said that Abdullahi Yusuf, the president, was inside Villa Somalia in Mogadishu when five mortar rounds hit after dusk last night. Suspected rebels from the deposed Islamic Courts Union then launched an assault on the compound before being beaten back by his guards in a 20-minute battle.
The attack came as gunfire and explosions were heard across the capital, the most spectacular violence since Mr Yusuf took up residence in Mogadishu 11 days ago.