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Al-Shabab Attack on Mogadishu Hotel Kills Twenty-Six

A gun attack and car bomb claimed by Islamist extremist group al-Shabab killed twenty-six people (NYT) at a Mogadishu hotel on Friday and Saturday, officials said.  Among those killed was Hodan Nalayeh, a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and the founder of Integration TV. Among the confirmed dead is also her husband, Farid Jama Suleiman, a former minister of Commerce minister of the Jubbaland Federal State of Somalia.
A CFR Backgrounder examines the al-Shabab insurgency in Somalia.

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