A BRIT has been killed by terrorists at a hotel in Somalia after a suicide bomber detonated a car blast.

Jihadis murdered 26 people during the attack at the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo last night.

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Jihadis murdered 26 people during the attack at the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo last night
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Assailants from the al-Shabab terror group detonated a car bomb at the entrance gate to the hotel and followed with an assault by gunmen who stormed the building.

The Asasey may have been targeted because it is frequented by politicians, patrons and lawmakers.

 

As well as the Brit killed others include three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and one Canadian said Ahmed Madobe, the president of Jubbaland regional state which controls Kismayo.

Fifty-six people, including two Chinese, were injured in the hotel attack, he told reporters.

The incident lasted more than 14 hours before armed troops shot dead all attackers inside the hotel compound, Col. Abdiqadir Nur, a local police officer, said.

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida, often uses car bombs to infiltrate heavily fortified targets like the hotel in Kismayo, which has been relatively quiet in recent years.

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