Somalia: blast, armed attack leaves 10 dead

Al-Shabaab remains the key threat to peace in Somalia carrying out attacks like this car bombing in Mogadishu

At least ten people were killed after several gunmen stormed into the Asasey Hotel here on Friday after detonating a vehicle bomb at the hotel's entrance, as per local police.Somali police captain Mahad Abdia told CNN that the deceased include two journalists, a regional president, and tribal elders.A meeting regarding the upcoming local elections was taking place at the hotel when the incident occurred.

He said the victims include two journalists.

Mogadishu-based independent radio station Radio Dalsan confirmed to The Associated Press that Hodan Nalayeh and Farid Jama Suleiman died in the attack Friday.

A candidate for regional presidency, tribal elders, and journalists were also among the dead, Abdia told CNN. Residents said the attackers were still in the hotel at 8:00 p.m. local time. Dozens were rescued, he said. CNN has not been able to independently confirm these claims. "Security forces are now engaging the militants inside the hotel", said Hussein, adding there were heavy casualties.

Shortly after a number of heavily armed gunmen stormed the hotel shooting indiscriminately.

Nalayeh, a mother of two boys, was born in Somalia and spent the majority of her life in Canada, where she developed her career as a journalist.

"A blast occurred in Hotel Asasey in the heart of Kismayu, followed by gunfire".

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"There are many dead bodies inside the hotel, including a dead white man. We management the hotel now".

The Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, linked to Qaeda, said it had carried out a suicide attack.

Nur became as soon as relating to elections within the metropolis due one day in August.

It said Naleyeh had recently returned from Canada.

State-run Somali National News Agency said in a statement Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire had condemned the attack.

In 2011, they fled positions they once held in Mogadishu, and have since lost many strongholds. The city's port had been a major source of revenue for the group.

Kismayu is the commercial capital of Jubbaland, a region of southern Somalia still partly controlled by al Shabaab.

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