Lightning strikes twice for Somali president
Somalia's president, Sheikh SharifAhmed, has escaped another attack by Islamic militants after deadly fighting erupted in the capital, Mogadishu. Last week the radical al-Shabaab group fired on his plane as he left for an African Union meeting in Uganda, prompting a mortar and artillery battle between rebels and AU troops that killed dozens of civilians. This time, Ahmed was returning from a trip to Yemen when insurgents began firing mortars, resulting in another lethal clash with AU peacekeepers.
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