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A WHO worker was killed in an attack on a hotel in Somalia.

A WHO worker was killed in an attack on a hotel in Somalia.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted that a WHO staff member was killed in a Somali hotel attack on Friday.

Somali National Television (SNTV) reported earlier that at least nine people were killed in a militant attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

“I am heartbroken that we have lost a WHO staff member in the recent attack in Mogadishu in Somalia. My sincere condolences to the families and to all who have lost a loved one. We condemn all attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers,” Ghebreyesus wrote.

Earlier, the local Internet portal Garowe, citing the police, reported that Al-Shabaab militants attacked a hotel in the capital of Somalia, where officials and politicians often stop, and police arrived at the scene.

The radical Islamist group “Al-Shabaab” (“Young Mujahideen Movement”), based in Somalia, has close ties with the international terrorist organization “Al-Qaeda”. It wages an armed struggle against the central government of Somalia and obstructs the humanitarian activities of the UN. The United States is carrying out regular strikes on Al-Shabaab positions.