Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Al Shabaab tried to kill Somalian President.

Mr_Hassan_Sheikh_Mohamud,_President_of_Somalia

Mr_Hassan_Sheikh_Mohamud,_President_of_Somalia

Mogadishu –  On Saturday, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, according to Somalian  media.

The al-Qaeda-linked militants on the weekend , launched a mortar attack at the president’s plane, as Mohamud´s airplane was trying to land at the regional airport of the southern town of Barawe. None of the terrorist artillery hit the target.

Recently the army recently recaptured the town Barawe from al-Shabaab.  The al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack shortly thereafter.

Al-Shabaab, which wants to establish an Islamic state and Sharia Law in Somalia, has killed many somalian government officials this year.