Somalia president escapes surprise attack – CNN.com

Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, pictured at the United Nations, New York, in September.(CNN) — Somalia’s president escaped an opportunistic attack by Islamic militants Wednesday as deadly fighting erupted in the center of Mogadishu, officials said.Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was returning from a trip to Yemen when insurgents began firing mortars, resulted in a clash with African Union peacekeepers, the president’s director of communications told CNN.

Somalia president escapes surprise attack – CNN.com

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