Somalia, Al-Shabaab, Kismayo, Africa

Somalia, Al-Shabaab

At least 10 dead after gunmen storm hotel in Somalia

At least 10 dead after gunmen storm hotel in Somalia

13.7.2019

At least 10 dead after gunmen storm hotel in Somalia

Al-Shabaab group claims responsibility for bomb blast and shooting at Hotel Asasey, where elders were discussing election

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“Mohamed Omar Sahal, SBC TV correspondent based in Kismayu and Hodan Naleyeh, female TV journalist and founder of Integration TV [are] both among [those] killed,” Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, the syndicate’s secretary general, said.

Al-Shabaab was removed from Mogadishu in 2011 and has since been driven from most of its other strongholds.

It remains a major security threat, with fighters frequently carrying out bombings in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya, whose troops form part of the African Union-mandated peacekeeping force that helps defend the Somali government.

Read more: The Independent

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