Somalia hotel drive: Death toll rises to 26

Kismayu, Somalia: Somalia’s security forces on Saturday ended an overnight attack by the al Shabaab Islamist militant group on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayu. The death toll has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners, 

Members of the al-Qaeda linked group stormed the hotel after targeting it with a car bomb on Friday while local elders and lawmakers were meeting to discuss approaching regional elections.

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