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Explosion and clashes in a hotel in Somalia during a meeting of elders and deputies and "young" adopt the attack

Explosion and clashes in a hotel in Somalia during a meeting of elders and deputies and "young" adopt the attack

Gunmen carried out a car bomb attack on a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo during a meeting of tribal elders and deputies on Friday.

"There was an explosion at a hotel … in the heart of Kismayo, followed by gunshots, tribal elders and deputies were meeting there," Somali police chief Mohamed Abdi told Reuters, adding that it was too early to tell if there were any casualties. "He said.

A police source told the Anatolia news agency that the attack killed five people, including officials, and the Marinda Hotel in the center of Kismayo, where presidential candidates were based in the southern province of Gopaland, along with deputies and expatriates.

The source added that elements of "young" stormed the hotel after the suicide bombing, which led to clashes between security forces and attackers.

Somalia's al Shabaab, which has ties to al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack and said it was "carried out by a suicide bomber."

The spokesman for the military operations of the "youth", Abdul Aziz Abu Musab, that the clashes in the area of ​​the hotel is still ongoing.

Source: Reuters + Anatolia

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