Somali President Unharmed in Palace Attack; 19 Killed

Al-Qaida-linked militants attacked Somalia’s presidential palace Friday. The president was unharmed but at least 17 others were killed.Al-Shabab quickly claimed responsibility for the attack on the palace, known as Villa Somalia.Witnesses say the attack began with a car bomb explosion, followed by between 15 and 20 gunmen storming the palace compound. African Union and Somali government soldiers fought off the assailants.A Somali security official tells VOA that the dead include seven…