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Somali president 'ambushed', Shebab militants say

world Updated: Sep 04, 2013 14:08 IST

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Somalia's al Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents ambushed President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Tuesday, the militants said, claiming to have destroyed vehicles with rocket-propelled grenades.

"We ambushed a convoy that was escorting the self-appointed Somali president," Shebab spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab told AFP, adding that fighting was continuing near the port of Merka. There were no immediate reports of any casualties.