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Several Wounded as Mortars Hit UN Compound in Mogadishu

Sunday, 13 October 2019 12:38 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations mission in Somalia says several people were wounded when mortar rounds landed inside the U.N. and African Union compounds in Mogadishu.

The statement says the mortar rounds landed early afternoon Sunday. It cites U.N. special representative James Swan as saying he is appalled by "this blatant act of terrorism against our personnel."

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group frequently targets high-profile areas of Somalia's capital.

Somalia also has a small but growing presence of a local affiliate of the Islamic State group.

The AU has a multinational force that is preparing to hand over responsibility for the country's security to Somali forces over the coming months.

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