Added on : 2019-07-13 15:45:28
At least 26 people, including many foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said. “Twenty-six people were killed in the attack and fifty-six others wounded, among those killed are... foreign nationals three Kenyans, one Canadian, one British, two Americans, and three Tanzanians. There are also two wounded Chinese citizens,” regional president Ahmed Mohamed Islam said.
Witnesses said among those killed were a well-known social media activist, her husband and a local journalist.
The attack took place when local elders and politicians were meeting at the hotel to discuss approaching regional elections.