Tension has engulfed the Al Shabaab prone city of Mogadishu in the federal republic of Somalia after six rocket propelled mortars landed in different locations around the official residence of president Hassan Sheikh Mohammad.
Speaking to Garowe Online - an independent news outlet in Somalia, Mogadishu police officers confirmed the shelling around Villa Somalia - the president's official residence. Atleast on person has been confirmed dead.
The shelling happened as president Hassan Sheikh Mohammad met with prime minister Hamza Abdi Barre for the approval of his new cabinet. Ealier on Sunday, prime minister Hamza Abdi received massive booster when 229 members of the Somalia Parliament out of the maximum 237 voted to pass his newly appointed cabinet.
Abdi's made headlines last week when he named a former Al Shabaab commander in his cabinet. Though no group has claimed responsibility of the shelling around Villa, it is highly anticipated that the strikes were carried out by the Al Shabaab militant group.
Photo; Villa Somalia; official presidential residence.
President Hassan's government has intensified the fight against the notorious Al Shabaab group with support from AU and the United States of America
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