July 13, 2019 / 8:00 AM / 4 months ago

Death toll from Somalia's Kismayu hotel attack rises to 26 - regional president

GAROWE, Somalia, July 13 (Reuters) - The death toll from Somalia’s Kismayu hotel attack on Friday has risen to 26, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, Jubbaland region’s president said on Saturday.

A presidential candidate for upcoming regional elections was also killed in the attack, carried out by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, Jubbaland president Ahmed Mohamed said in a statement.

Police in Kismayu had earlier put the toll at 13. (Reporting by Abdiqani Hassan; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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