Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents shot and blasted their way into the UN compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday, leaving nine people dead in the most serious attack on the United Nations in the troubled country in recent years.
African Uinion force in Somalia (AMISOM) soldiers respond on June 19, 2013 to a militant attack on the UN compound in Mogadishu. Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents shot and blasted their way into the the compound, leaving nine people dead.
Three foreigners including two South Africans in the UN compound died in the attack along with a Somali UN worker, two Somali security guards and three civilians in the surrounding streets, officials said.
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