أسرار الأسبوع: Somali forces brace for new attacks after hotel assault leaves dozens dead‏

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Security forces in Somalia are braced for a wave of new attacks by Islamist extremists following a bloody overnight assault on a hotel that ended on Saturday.

The death toll from the attack in the southern port city of Kismayo, which began on Friday evening, has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners.

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The victims include one Briton, three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and one Canadian, said Ahmed Madobe Islam, the president of the Jubaland regional state that controls Kismayo.

He told reporters that 56 people, including two Chinese, were injured.

At least four al-Shabaab militants attacked the Asasey hotel, which is popular with politicians, foreigners and lawmakers. A suicide car bomb demolished the entrance gate, allowing gunmen to storm the main building.

Al-Shabaab tends to launch campaigns of multiple strikes when it the group is under pressure. Five people, including three civilians, were killed in a gun battle in the capital, Mogadishu, on Monday after extremists opened fire on a checkpoint.

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الخبر : أسرار الأسبوع: Somali forces brace for new attacks after hotel assault leaves dozens dead‏ .. تخلي جريدة اسرار الاسبوع مسئوليتها الكاملة عن محتوي هذا الخبر وانما تقع المسئولية علي الناشر الاصلي للخبر و المصدر هو موقع : اليمن العربي

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