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13 Jul 2019

At least 26 killed in attack on Somalia hotel

Reporter

At least 26 people have been killed – including a Briton – during an attack on a hotel in Somalia.

At least four militants from the extremist al-Shabaab group attacked the hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo, blowing up a suicide car bomb at the entrance before gunmen stormed the building.

Somali forces finally shot dead the attackers after an all night siege – which left dozens of others injured.