Death toll in Somalia hotel attack rises to 26
At least 26 people were killed and a further 56 injured in Friday's terror attack at a hotel in Kismayo, Somalia, Jubaland state president Ahmed Madobe said Saturday morning.
The attackers were shot dead during the fighting inside the hotel, Osman said, while the car bomber died when the explosives were detonated.
A candidate for the regional presidency, tribal elders, and journalists were also killed, Mahad Abdia said. The attack occurred as local officials met inside the hotel ahead of a regional election in August. Dozens were rescued, he added.