According to police, at least three people were killed and eight others injured in the attack, which also included shooting. The radical Islamic Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
In the Somali port city of Kismayu, assassins used a car bomb to attack a hotel. According to police, at least three people were killed and eight others injured in the attack, which also included shooting. The assassins had rammed the gate of the hotel with a vehicle loaded with explosives. The security forces rated the incident as an act of terrorism, reported Somali state television.
The radical Islamic group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. The militia is affiliated with the extremist organization Al-Qaeda . A spokesman for Al-Shabaab said the group carried out the attack. The target was employees of the administration of the Jubaland region who worked in the hotel. The city of Kismayu is located in this region of southern Somalia, which is still partially controlled by Al-Shabaab.
Somalia has suffered from unrest and insecurity for years. In 1991, several militias joined forces to overthrow dictator Siad Barre, but then fought each other. Al-Shabaab is fighting a government supported by United Nations and African Union soldiers and wants to set up an Islamist regime. Pass away militia has not only carried out multiple attacks in Somalia, but also in Kenya and Uganda.
In their most serious attack to date, 600 people were quickly killed in Mogadishu in October 2017. At that time, a vehicle loaded with explosives exploded near a tanker truck.
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