Sunday, June 1, 2008

President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed is Indestructible

Fresh off a new slate of health, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed is facing a different set of troubles posing risks to his life.

A mortar shell exploded Sunday near Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed's plane as it was preparing to take off from Mogadishu airport, officials and witnesses said. Three shells struck the airport and one exploded near the plane just after the president boarded it and was preparing to take off, an African Union peacekeeper at the airport said on condition of anonymity.

"The president was in the plane to leave when the mortars hit the area," he said. "Fortunately, nobody was hurt."
So, we guess, despite his flair for the dramatics, Ahmed remains a plane, old guy.


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