Somalia: Mortar rounds rain down on Presidential Palace in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least 5 mortar rounds have rained down on heavily-fortified compound of President Palace in Somali capital Mogadishu.

The rockets destroyed government officers in the compound, leaving two people wounded, a witness, who asked to be anonymous, said.

Somali armed group Al Shabaab claims to have carried out Saturday’s attack.

The group says its fired fighters had fired mortar rounds at Presidential Palace in the capital.

The attacks comes a day after the group carried out deadly suicide and gun attack on hotel and restaurant in the capital , leaving 30 people dead.

The group has been fighting more than ten years in Somalia.

However, Al Shabaab, which wants to topple the weak-western backed government of Somalia has carried out deadly attacks in the capital of Mogadishu.