26 killed in Somali Hotel Attack ( with agency report)

The death toll from a hotel attack in Somalia rose to 26 on Saturday with victims including Kenyans, Tanzanians, Americans, a Briton, a Canadian as well as prominent Somali politicians. A presidential candidate for upcoming regional elections was also killed in the siege in Kismayo city that was carried out by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab, Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed said in a statement. More than 50 people were also wounded. Police in the southern port city earlier put the toll at 13. The attack lasted more than 14 hours before troops shot…

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