"One of our martyrs from the martyrdom brigade has carried out a successful attack on a house occupied by the intelligence apostates in the presidential palace."
Jihadists doing their special brand of missionary work.
Prime Minister Shirdon said, "this inhumane and barbaric attack shows once again the cruel twisted ideology of killing and destruction by the al-Shabab." Sounds an awful lot like "savages." What a racist-islamophobic-anti-muslim bigot!
Obama say, "al qaeda vanquished!"
"Suicide Bomber Kills 2 at Somali President's Villa" ABC newsBy ABDI GULED Associated PressMOGADISHU, Somalia January 29, 2013 (AP)
A suicide bomber Tuesday detonated explosives outside the prime minister's home in Somalia's presidential palace compound, killing two people, security officials said. Al-Qaida-linked militants claimed responsibility for the attack.
The man blew himself up in the morning when questioned by soldiers at a checkpoint in the palace complex known as Villa Somalia, said Mohamed Ali, a police officer at the official residence in Mogadishu, the capital.
Villa Somalia has a large compound with several buildings and checkpoints. The bomber was four more checkpoints away from President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's home, Ali said. The president is said to be out of the country on state business.
The checkpoint where the blast took place is near the home of Prime Minister's Abdi Farah Shirdon, which is also in the compound, according to officials. Shirdon was at home but was not harmed, according to an official from the palace who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak with the press.
Shirdon later released a statement read by Somalia's information minister saying one soldier was killed in the attack and the attacker is believed to be an operative of the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab insurgent group. "This inhumane and barbaric attack shows once again the cruel twisted ideology of killing and destruction by the al-Shabab," Shirdon said.
Al-Shabab announced that it was behind the attack.
"One of our martyrs from the martyrdom brigade has carried out a successful attack on a house occupied by the intelligence apostates in the presidential palace," Sheik Abdiaziz Abu-Musab, the military spokesman for the Islamist militant group, told reporters.