Please read Al-Shabaab Strikes Again, by Katey Hearth, at Mission Network News.
"An attack on the presidential palace in Somalia has left nine people dead. Al-Shabaab militants dressed in military fatigues and carrying heavy arsenal assaulted the home of Somalia’s president and prime minister on Friday...."
"...“Al-Shabaab is a group that is trying to take over Somalia, turn it into a radical, militant, Islamic state...'”
"...Terrorists belonging to al-Shabaab annihilate anyone and anything that stand between them and a purely Islamic state. In their pursuit of this goal, militants have killed scores of Somalian Christians.
"The Church in Somalia is very small, and believers practice their faith underground, for obvious security reasons. Despite their ever-diminishing size, Somali Christians remain an al-Shabaab target; Musselman says Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) are especially at-risk."