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Somalia attack results in deaths and injuries, reports say; Americans said to be among casualties
fox ^ | 05/13/2019 | Danielle Wallace

Posted on 07/13/2019 7:52:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Attackers first deployed a suicide bomb at the entrance gate to the Asasey Hotel in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo on Friday evening. At least four gunmen then stormed the hotel, which is frequented by politicians, patrons and lawmakers.

At least 14 hours passed before Somali troops shot dead all four attackers inside the hotel compound, Col. Abdiqadir Nur, a local police officer, told the Associated Press.

Reports on the death toll were conflicting. Initial reports said 12 people died in the attack. The president of Somalia’s Jubbaland region told Reuters on Saturday the death toll had risen to 26 people, including Americans, a Briton, Kenyans and Tanzanians.

The number of injured ranged from 40 to 56, according to reports.

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-Shabab, which is allied with al-Qaeda, 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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TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alshabab; djibouti; eritrea; iran; islam; islamic; jubbaland; muslim; muslims; somalia; sudan; yemen
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"Allah Akbar!!"
1 posted on 07/13/2019 7:52:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Omar celebrates!


2 posted on 07/13/2019 7:52:56 AM PDT by Levy78
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To: BenLurkin

There must have been one decent building left standing in Somalia, so the ‘slimes HAD to blow it up and murder a few dozen people in the process.


3 posted on 07/13/2019 7:55:01 AM PDT by IronJack
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4 posted on 07/13/2019 7:57:24 AM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: BenLurkin

I mean, who goes to Somalia? Really?!


5 posted on 07/13/2019 7:57:29 AM PDT by rexthecat
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To: BenLurkin

NO somalis should be allowed into this country!


6 posted on 07/13/2019 8:00:19 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: Stevenc131

I’ve been avoiding banging my head off the floor trying to figure it out.


7 posted on 07/13/2019 8:06:40 AM PDT by heshtesh
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To: I want the USA back

One is in Congress and very much an America hater. How the hell did that happen? Idiots in Minnesota.


8 posted on 07/13/2019 8:06:53 AM PDT by In God I trust
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9 posted on 07/13/2019 8:07:39 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: rexthecat

It says politicians and lawmakers.. so I won’t comment on that.


10 posted on 07/13/2019 8:13:52 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged cash, a medicare card control.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hopefully President Trump will run all his options by Congress before launching a counter-op.

Wouldn’t want to distress any Constitutional purists, you know.

Surely the lawyers will sort it out...in 20 years or so.


11 posted on 07/13/2019 8:14:17 AM PDT by Bratch (IF YOU HAVE SELFISH IGNORANT CITIZENS, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE SELFISH IGNORANT LEADERS-George Carlin)
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To: BenLurkin

No sympathy for tourists there. You play stupid games...


12 posted on 07/13/2019 8:19:47 AM PDT by bgill
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To: rexthecat

I was deployed there in ‘92.

Back then besides the military, various charity workers were in there. You had to ship in your own supplies because there was nothing available on the “economy.”

From the story it sounds like there might be a govt there now.


13 posted on 07/13/2019 8:29:40 AM PDT by Ceebass (The only thing Orwell got wrong was the date)
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To: BenLurkin

The only way we can solve this is to take another million people into our country. A nice place like Minnesota would do.


14 posted on 07/13/2019 8:30:04 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: BenLurkin

Why in the world would you want to vacation in Somalia...


15 posted on 07/13/2019 8:55:03 AM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: Stevenc131

LOL! That’s a good one.


16 posted on 07/13/2019 9:21:11 AM PDT by Starboard
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Idiots in Minnesota.

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Have you been to the Minneapolis airport recently? Looks like little Somalia.


17 posted on 07/13/2019 9:23:24 AM PDT by Starboard
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Why in the world would you want to vacation in Somalia...

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Especially when Minnisota is so much closer.


18 posted on 07/13/2019 9:25:41 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: SkyDancer

Brilliant!

5.56mm


19 posted on 07/13/2019 9:35:47 AM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP! BUILD THE WALL!)
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To: BenLurkin

Really wish the title could have made sure we would know whether the article was about somalia in Africa or somalia in MN...


20 posted on 07/13/2019 10:20:11 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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