Militants staged a deadly assault on a United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, the latest in a series of attacks that have chipped away at the security gains the Somali capital has experienced ... more 
Militants staged a deadly assault on a United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, the latest in a series of attacks that have chipped away at the security gains the Somali capital has experienced in recent years. The Shabab, the fearsome Islamist militant group that once controlled much of the capital, claimed responsibility for the attack, which left at least 15 people dead, including 7 attackers. Al-Qaida-linked militants detonated multiple bomb blasts and breached the main U.N. compound in Mogadishu, sparking gun battles with security forces that killed at least 12 people. A spokeswoman for a South African defense company is confirming that two South Africans died in a militant attack on the U.N. compound in Mogadishu. less 
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Wed, Jun 19, 2013 2:20 PM EDT