Apr 14 2009
Al Shabaab terror group says it was behind U.S. congressman attack in Somalia.
MOGADISHU, April 13 (Reuters) – Somalia’s militant Islamist rebel group al Shabaab said on Monday it was behind mortars fired at U.S. congressman Donald Payne as he left the anarchic Horn of Africa nation after a rare visit by a U.S. politician. “We fired on the airport to target the so-called democratic congressman sent by (U.S. President Barack) Obama,” Sheikh Hussein Ali, an al Shabaab spokesman, told Reuters.
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