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The Financial Express

Death toll from Somali hotel attack jumps to 26

| Updated: July 17, 2019 13:18:03


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The death toll from Somalia’s Kismayu hotel attack on Friday has risen to 26, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, Jubbaland region’s president said on Saturday.

A presidential candidate for upcoming regional elections was also killed in the attack, carried out by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, Jubbaland president Ahmed Mohamed said in a statement, Reuters reported.

Police in Kismayu had earlier put the toll at 13.

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