Asasey hotel attack

terror attack

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

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]


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  4. "Several killed in bomb, gun attack on Somalia hotel: officials". Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  5. Kismayo attack: At least 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel