Al Shabaab militants attacked the Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu on Friday with a car bomb and gun battle.
Somalia’s National Security Minister said at least 12 people were killed, seven of them Al-Shabaab attackers.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was uninjured in the blast.
In the past few weeks, the Somali capital has been hit by a series of suicide bomb attacks.
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