18/11/08 (B474) Press TV / Le domicile d’un haut fonctionnaire somalien, directeur de l’aéroport international, été attaqué par des hommes armées. // Home of top Somali official attacked. (Info lecteur – En Anglais)

Armed men attack the home of a Somali official.

Gunmen have attacked the home of a senior Somali government official, killing six guards and injuring another 14 south of the capital.

Abdulahi Gafow Mohamoud, the head of the Aden Adde International airport, was attacked inside his own home as armed men used explosives and gunfire to force their way in, killing six guards an injuring another 14 people in the attack.

According to a Press TV correspondent, Mr. Mohamoud said he knows where the attack was staged from, adding he will retaliate.

The incident happened a day after President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed told Somali parliamentarians at the Kenyan capital that his government has practically been destroyed by insurgency.

On Saturday, Abdullahi Yusuf urged Somali MPs in Nairobi to return to the country immediately to build a new government.

The president added that the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) controls small parts of Mogadishu and Baidoa and even the two areas are under persistent attacks from the insurgents.