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Casualties feared after explosion at hotel in Somalia's Kismayo

Devdiscourse News Desk | Kismayo | Updated: 12-07-2019 22:39 IST | Created: 12-07-2019 21:18 IST
Casualties feared after explosion at hotel in Somalia's Kismayo
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There was a car bomb explosion at a hotel in Kismayo city of Somalia which was followed by gunshots, according to media reports. The attack at Asaseey hotel where elders and MPs were supposedly meeting has been claimed by al Qaeda affiliated Al Shabab militant group. There are dead bodies inside the hotel, according to unconfirmed reports. Earlier there were reports claiming that the attack has taken the life of Senator Ahmed Hashi but according to the verified Twitter account of a member of Somali Federal Parliament the senator was saved.

The port city of Kismayo is considered as a major source of revenue and one of the safest place in Somalia.



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