Somali police official: Mortar attack kills 3 in capital

February 25, 2016 3:15 PM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali official says a mortar attack targeting the Somali presidential palace has killed three civilians, including a child.

Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Thursday the mortars hit a residential area of the capital, Mogadishu. Al-Shabab militant group, an al-Qaida affiliate claimed the responsibility for the attack.

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