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Somali presidential palace 'attacked by Al-Shabaab'

The Somali presidential palace has been attacked by Al-Shabaab militants. Somali security forces say they have now taken back control following the attack, in which five Islamist militants were killed

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Somali presidential palace 'under attack by Al-Shabaab'

The Somali presidential palace is under attack by Al-Shabaab militants, a spokesman for the terror group said.

"The militants have partly entered the presidential palace compound. There is periodic gunfire now," an official in the presidential palace who asked not to be named told Reuters. "I understand most attackers have been killed. No further details."

Al Shabaab confirmed they were involved. In a statement they said: "We have entered the so-called presidential palace. We have now captured some parts of the palace and fighting is still going on."

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