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‘Several Dead’ In Somalia Hotel Attack

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A bomb and gun attack claimed by Al -Shabaab militants on a hotel in Somalia ’ s port city of Kismayo left several people dead Friday, security forces and witnesses said .

“ Several people died and many more are injured but we don’ t have the exact number of the fatalities so far because there is still a rescue operation going on ,” said security official Abdiweli Mohamed .

A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the popular hotel in the southern town before several heavily armed gunmen forced their way inside, shooting as they went, he said.

“ The blast rocked the popular Medina hotel formerly known as Cascasey which is located in downtown Kismayo , ” said Mohamed .

“ Several gunmen entered and started shooting but the security forces responded quickly and engaged in a gunfight with the terrorists inside the building, ” he added .

Witnesses said among those killed was a well-known social media activist, her husband and a local journalist .

“ The blast was very big ,” said witness Hussein Muktar.

“ There is chaos inside, I saw several dead bodies carried from the scene and people are fleeing from the nearby buildings , ” added Muktar.

“ The relatives of a local journalist Mohamed Sahal confirmed his death and I ’m getting that social media activist Hodan Naleye and her husband also died in the blast , ” another witness, Ahmed Farhan , said .

Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement .

“ Mujahidin fighters carried out a martyrdom attack on one of the hotels accommodating the apostate officials of the Jubaland administration , ” an autonomous southern zone in the troubled country whose main city is Kismayo , the group said .

According to several sources, most of those staying in the hotel were politicians and traders ahead of upcoming regional elections .

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[ @dongreat: ] A bomb and gun attack claimed by Al -Shabaab militants on a hotel in Somalia ’ s port city of Kismayo left several people dead Friday, security forces and witnesses said .

“ Several people died and many more are injured but we don’ t have the exact number of the fatalities so far because there is still a rescue operation going on ,” said security official Abdiweli Mohamed .

A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the popular hotel in the southern town before several heavily armed gunmen forced their way inside, shooting as they went, he said.

“ The blast rocked the popular Medina hotel formerly known as Cascasey which is located in downtown Kismayo , ” said Mohamed .

“ Several gunmen entered and started shooting but the security forces responded quickly and engaged in a gunfight with the terrorists inside the building, ” he added .

Witnesses said among those killed was a well-known social media activist, her husband and a local journalist .

“ The blast was very big ,” said witness Hussein Muktar.

“ There is chaos inside, I saw several dead bodies carried from the scene and people are fleeing from the nearby buildings , ” added Muktar.

“ The relatives of a local journalist Mohamed Sahal confirmed his death and I ’m getting that social media activist Hodan Naleye and her husband also died in the blast , ” another witness, Ahmed Farhan , said .

Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement .

“ Mujahidin fighters carried out a martyrdom attack on one of the hotels accommodating the apostate officials of the Jubaland administration , ” an autonomous southern zone in the troubled country whose main city is Kismayo , the group said .

According to several sources, most of those staying in the hotel were politicians and traders ahead of upcoming regional elections .

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