Somali Shebab claim attack on UN compound in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (AFP) - Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents said on Wednesday they had attacked and shot their way into a key United Nations compound in the capital Mogadishu.

"Our commandos have attacked the UN compound... we set off an explosion and have entered the compound, where we are fighting with the infidel forces," a senior Shebab official said. Their claims could not be immediately verified.