An attack by armed gunmen from the Al-Shabaab organization was carried out today at the Tawakal hotel in Kismayo.
Dalka Times:The reports say that gunshots are still being heard inside the hotel as the group that launched the attack and the Jubaland security forces are fighting there.
Sources close to the hospital in Kismayo say that at least 5 people were killed in the attack and more than 30 people were injured, although there is no official information to confirm the actual damage caused by the attack.
According to the information we received, people were rescued from the hotel.
It is said that many people were passing by the main road in front of the hotel when the attack took place, including school students who were released at that time.
The security forces have already said that they will quickly conclude the operation at the hotel. But until now, there has been no word from the security agencies of that administration about where things are going.
The attack on the hotel began with a heavy explosion that hit the front door of the hotel.
Tawakal, located in the center of the city, is mostly used by politicians. It is also frequented by traditional elders. It is one of the famous hotels with high security.
Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. They added that the hotel was occupied by Jubaland officials, but no one else confirmed this.