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On 12 July 2019, Al Shabaab militants launched an attack on the Asasey hotel in Kismayo, Somalia.

Asasey hotel attack
LocationAsasey Hotel, Kismayo, Somalia
Date12 July 2019 (UTC+03:00)
Attack type
Suicide car bombing, mass shooting
WeaponsExplosives, guns
Deaths26 (+4)
Non-fatal injuries
56
PerpetratorAl-Shabaab

Two notable journalists were killed in the attack including a Somali Canadian, Hodan Nalayeh.[1][2][3][4] Three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and a Briton were also killed in the attack.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Several dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel". 2019-07-12. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  2. Nor, Radina Gigova and Omar. "Hotel attack leaves at least 10 dead in Somalia". CNN. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  3. Agencies (2019-07-13). "Suicide attack on hotel kills at least seven in Somalia". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  4. "Several killed in bomb, gun attack on Somalia hotel: officials". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  5. Kismayo attack: At least 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel