Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024


State-run TV says security forces dealing with a ‘terrorist incident’ at Tawakal hotel in Kismayu city.

A car laden with explosives rammed into the gate of a hotel in the centre of Somalia’s port city of Kismayu followed by gunfire, a police officer and a resident said on Sunday.

The state-run Somali National Television said on Twitter security forces were dealing with a “terrorist incident” at the hotel.

“There is a blast at Tawakal hotel and there is gunfire being heard,” Mohamed Nur, a police captain, told Reuters from Kismayu.

There was no immediate word on casualties. Witnesses said a huge blast was heard before the gunfire started.

More to follow.

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