Kenya calls for joint counter-terrorism efforts after Somali attack
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MonicaJuma, foreign affairs cabinet secretary, also urged the international community to hasten the listing ofal-Shababas a terrorist organization under the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1267 to help deal with theal-Qaidaallied terrorist group.
"Claimed by the AlShabaab, this attack is another reminder to the international community of the imperative to list the AlShabaab, like all other terrorist groups, under theUNSCresolution 1267, and strengthen collective resolve in countering terrorist actions and ideology," she said in a tweet.
"I convey my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the people that lost their lives to yesterday's terrorist attack inKismayo, Somalia," saidJuma.
JubbalandState president Ahmed MohamedMadobesaid 10 foreigners from Kenya, Canada, America and Tanzania were among those killed when anal-Shababsuicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the popular Medina hotel inKismayotown, before attackers forced their way inside the hotel.
Somali journalists' association has confirmed that two journalists were among the dead.
Al-Shabab, which is trying to topple Somalia's central government, has claimed responsibility for the attack on Friday