MOGADISHU, SOMALIA -- CNN reports the plane of U.S. Congressman Donald Payne had a mortar land on it. Payne's office reports the Mogadishu airport was attacked when his plane was taking off.
Payne is the chairman of the subcommittee on Africa and global health.
Staff at his D.C. office say they were told by police at the Mogadishu airport that the plane was able to take off. There is no word yet on the condition of any passengers inside the plane.