Suspected members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants Thursday attacked a fortified area containing regional government headquarters, an airport and United Nations compound in the central town of Baidoa, security officials said.
"They are Shebab disguised in Somali military uniforms. That's how they managed to enter," a Somali police official in Baidoa, Mohamed Dahir, told AFP by telephone. Officials said around four gunmen shot several people at the gate of the fortified area before entering it, and that two of the attackers are thought to have detonated bombs strapped onto them.
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